Times have changed. Campaigning - as well as the attendant fundraising - is now “common and accepted practice”, and the governing party is considering formulating campaign guidelines. This is long, long overdue - after more than a century of existence and 25 years in power.
Some have complained that the so-called #RamaphosaLeaks were designed to besmirch the president’s good name.
Others have argued the CR17 team had planned to run a “clean campaign” but (bizarrely in my view) opted not to jot down the minutes of their meetings or put their plans on paper.
For somebody like me who carries a list whenever I go grocery shopping - something I do more often than my lovely wife - some people have some explaining to do.