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Ramaphosa scandal looks set to intensify the ANC’s slide, ushering in a new era of politics

Ramaphosa scandal looks set to intensify the ANC’s slide, ushering in a new era of politics

THE African National Congress (ANC) faces an increasingly uncertain future as the dominant political party in South Africa following the recent scandal engulfing its leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa. The party has steadily been losing popular support for the past two decades. It went into the last general elections in 2019 with only one trump card – Ramaphosa. He has been the party’s main vote-winner following his predecessor Jacob Zuma’s corrupt reign which ended in February 2018. Author SUSAN BOOYSEN, Visiting Professor and Professor Emeritus, University of the Witwatersrand The ANC built its 2019 election campaign around Ramaphosa after polls showed…
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