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Vol 63 No 15

Published 21st July 2022

South Africa

Sofa cash saga levels the ethical scores

The President looks beleaguered as his rivals claim the Farmgate affair makes him little better than the corrupt officials he wants to purge

President Cyril Ramaphosa vigorously defended his probity in a speech to the South African Communist Party (SACP) on 15 July, insisting he would not be railroaded or intimidated, while about 150 demonstrators supporting the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) faction of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) marched on its Luthuli House headquarters to demand his suspension from office.

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