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Ramaphosa: South Africa’s last ANC president?

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ANC and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press/File
ANC and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press/File

ANALYSIS

It looks like President Cyril Ramaphosa might find himself fighting a similar appellation not long from now. After the outcome of this month’s local government elections and this week’s loss of metros and other major cities to the opposition, Ramaphosa may in the next two years be referred to as South Africa’s last ANC president.

It is early days yet, but indications are strong that the ANC will not be able to form the national government on its own after the 2024 general election and, given the hostility of the significant opposition parties towards it, it will be ousted from power. The November 1 election sent a clear message that South Africans want a divorce.

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