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Cyril faces night of long knives at ANC committee meeting

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Duvenhage said the Ace Magashule-Zuma faction’s claim that Ramaphosa allegedly bought votes at Nasrec would not stick because both sides were guilty of using the same tactics to gain advantage.


27 Aug 2020
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Cyril faces night of long knives at ANC committee meeting

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

The night of the long knives is looming for President Cyril Ramaphosa as his detractors tighten the noose around his neck with a concerted plot couched with an anticorruption tag they believe he won’t be able to escape from. Ramaphosa’s detractors were said to be hatching a plan to turn this weekend’s ANC national executive committee (NEC) gathering into a palace coup against him. This as the NEC was expected to hold an unprecedented discussion specifically focusing on corruption besetting the governing party. An ANC source said the sudden re-emergence of former ANC Youth League deputy president and Nelson Mandela...

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