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Vol 60 No 13

Published 28th June 2019

South Africa

Ace helps his allies

As President Ramaphosa purges corrupt politicians from the cabinet, Zuma supporters are grabbing key appointments in parliament

Opponents of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the ruling African National Congress have opened a new front in the ruthless campaign to remove him from office by 2021 or at least ensure that he does not serve a second five-year term. Tactics similar to those used to remove former President Thabo Mbeki before the end of his second term and are now being deployed behind the scenes by a committed group of senior ANC officials loyal to discredited former President Jacob Zuma.

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