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Conference countdown sharpens ANC contest

President Ramaphosa's backers worry that his chances of a second term are weakened by the 'Farmgate' saga which his rivals are exploiting

In front of the cameras the comrades beamed. Yet several senior African National Congress officials say that President Cyril Ramaphosa's position is weakening and don't rule out 'a nuclear accident' in the coming party elections which could push him out of power, all orchestrated by his opponents.

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