Deception is the art of politics. To say one thing but do another, to be on both sides, to never fully commit. That’s political paradox. It’s also lying. It’s what Cyril Ramaphosa has been doing, preaching a stance against corruption yet allowing the Democratic Alliance to rape the Western Cape. His staff have tons of evidence. They’ve protected their supposed opposition. South African politics is a marketing lie, with the Media as its most willing sinners.