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Vol 65 No 6

Published 14th March 2024

South Africa

Ramaphosa and Mashatile clash on election date

The tussle over the vote schedule is part of a wider battle for the presidential succession 

Fresh tensions have blown up within the ruling party after Deputy President Paul Mashatile appeared to pre-empt President Cyril Ramaphosa on the timing of the elections. The two men had clashed over the schedule for the voting but it is the President's prerogative to announce the election date.

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