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No retreat, but no rush, for Ramaphosa faction on Zondo report

High ground lost: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s (right) Phala Phala troubles have lessened the chance he will take action against corrupt ANC leaders before the December conference. Gwede Mantashe (left), himself implicated, said he prefers matters be dealt with internally. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP)


In paragraph 81 of the ANC policy discussion papers, the authors caution that it should be expected that “there will be opposition from within our ranks to the cause of renewal”.

It is one of the greater understatements of the document, which was written before the Phala Phala scandal deprived President Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies of the moral high ground in the battle of contestation around his renewal drive.

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