President Cyril Ramaphosa’s message this week was emphatic: there will be no more man-boobs flapping in his wind of change.

Former president Jacob Zuma was only seen publicly exercising during bouts of topless stick-fighting in traditional Zulu ceremonies preceding another marriage — giggling in time with his jiggling moobs. What nocturnal activities may have increased the heart rate of a president with a notoriously wandering eye is best left to less salubrious newspapers.

In stark contrast, Ramaphosa’s fitness regimen, which includes social media-loving 5.30am public walks, appeared almost as metaphor for his apparently new way of doing things.

“Mkhaba must fall,” he reportedly told his fellow travellers during a walk from Gugulethu Sports Complex to Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday morning. ….more