No one else quite that young spoke from the audience. But plenty of other people did, from across the diversity of backgrounds. And the mood was clear: the ANC is a busted flush, not because it is left-wing, but because it is not. All that is missing is anything to replace it. Anything, that is, which is not a South of the Border puppet of ZANU-PF.
An extremely elderly white lady rounded off with the observation that South Africa was "a far nicer country than pre-1994". Other than in sections of the British Conservative Party, no one denies that. But nor does anyone deny that an awful lot of work is now going to have to be done in order to keep things that way, and in order to build on what has already been achieved.
Of which, quite demonstrably, there has been far too little for the tastes and interests of everyone actually living in South Africa, outside a cadre which cannot any longer dine out on the name of a man who has finally gone to his rest.