King Charles’s first state visit as monarch is with Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, who has left a country blacked out by constant power cuts, with soaring unemployment (35%) and corruption allegations threatening to trigger his prosecution.
SA’s parliament is preparing to announce whether he should be impeached over his failure to report a theft of up to $4million in cash that had been stuffed into sofas at his private ranch which he said came from sales of rare cattle and game. Further allegations on other financial wrongdoing are ongoing. The euphoria which greeted his election after the corruption of Jacob Zuma has disappeared in tales of much of the same plus economic stagnation as well as rising crime and lawlessness.
In recent times Ramaphosa has parroted Kremlin talking points to blame Nato’s eastward expansion for the Russian invasion of Ukraine and refused to back UN votes condemning it.
He is likely to keep his ANC leadership job in the party election next month though he is weakened.
What a tragedy for Mandela’s legacy.
Ramaphosa, 17 November 1952, is a Sun Scorpio like Charles square Pluto – ultra determined, controlling and stubborn. Ramaphosa also has a Scorpio Moon and an indulgent, acquisitive Jupiter in Taurus. Plus an explosive Mars in Capricorn opposition Uranus square Saturn Neptune. He’ll certainly be attracted to money but his Neptune Saturn handled correctly could have directed him towards creating a fairer society rather than going down the slippery and autocratic route. Saturn Neptune can indicate a conflict between the higher and lower nature.
His luck will hold through January 2023 and he’ll push forward determinedly thereafter though his problems will mount from July 2023 onwards as tr Uranus starts to square his Pluto.
His Term chart, 25 May 2019 11.30am, will be more down than up through 2023 but he’s not a temperament for giving in easily and will bulldoze ahead as long as he is allowed.
The South Africa, 27 April 1994 11am chart is heading for its first Saturn Return in 2024, so perhaps (maybe??) a little decency might be brought to bear on governance. 2023 looks downbeat for the population.
The 31 May 1910 chart hints at a revival of national morale in 2026/2027 which is echoed in the later chart as well. But a ways to go before then.