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Mixed reaction to Ramaphosa’s ‘Rubicon moment’ on graft

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Political analyst Daniel Silke yesterday described the contents of Ramaphosa’s letter as ‘fighting talk’ but said he had to lead from the trenches.


24 Aug 2020
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Mixed reaction to Ramaphosa’s ‘Rubicon moment’ on graft

Members of the Hennops Revival, a non profit organisation, can be seen clearing some of the PPE gloves that have been dumped in the river over the weekend, 3 August 2020, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The pressure is on for President Cyril Ramaphosa to walk the talk after excoriating those in the ANC who have been exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic for their own gain and insisting this be the “turning point” in the fight against corruption. Ramaphosa yesterday wrote a seven-page missive to his party members, decrying their alleged looting of state resources earmarked for relief efforts – labelling it “an unforgivable betrayal”, but also highlighting the problem had “far deeper roots”. “We must be honest with our people and ourselves. We must acknowledge that our movement, the ANC, has been and remains deeply implicated...

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