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ANC past its sell-by date, but don’t count on support from left to save SA

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Experts say those hoping that the ANC’s alliance partners would side with the people of the country in the battle against corruption shouldn’t hold their breath, while there is equally little hope of the party’s integrity committee doing anything to punish those respnsible.


06 Aug 2020
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ANC past its sell-by date, but don’t count on support from left to save SA

African National Congress (ANC) flag. Picture: Gallo Images / Thapelo Maphakela

The ANC’s “sell-by date” may have passed, but there is little chance that its partners in Cosatu and the SACP would support the governing party being removed from power, because that’s tantamount to biting the hand that feeds them. Political analysts say this knowledge keeps President Cyril Ramaphosa safe in power, despite the countless scandals of his party, including the PPE scandal involving his spokesperson, Khusela Diko’s husband, the Gauteng Department of Health MEC Bandile Masuku and his wife Loyiso. The experts say Ramaphosa is a weak ANC leader and continues to lose power, but the alliance on the left...

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