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Vol 61 No 18

Published 10th September 2020

South Africa

Cyril wins a battle over graft

With backing from ANC leaders and vast evidence, the President can make good on his pledge to prosecute rogue officials

It may prove to be the most decisive two days in Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency. He went into the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress on 29 August facing a concerted attempt by his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, to topple him and derail prosecutions of officials suspected of corruption. Zuma had written an open letter to Ramaphosa, accusing him of hypocrisy and betraying the ANC's revolutionary credo.

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