Under-fire Ramaphosa backs himself into a political stalemate

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

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33 months after wheeling and dealing his way out of a losing position into a last-gasp checkmate over his fierce rival – and now his Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – at the ANC’s 54th national conference at Nasrec, President Cyril Ramaphosa now appears to have played himself into a political stalemate.

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