- Ranjeni Munusamy
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was supposed to be the good guy in the signal jamming fiasco at the State of the Nation Address in Parliament last month. He was the one who intervened and got the Minister of State Security to get someone to switch the scrambling device off. But answering questions in Parliament on Wednesday, Ramaphosa adopted the default government position of evading questions instead of dealing with the issues head-on and moving past them. Now the signal-jamming incident will be yet another issue left to fester, and opposition parties will have yet another stick with which to beat the ANC and government. But perhaps there is more to the story. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.