Podcast | ANC decides: Phala Phala leaves no dent in Ramaphosa’s second term chances

President Cyril Ramaphosa supporters picket outside Nasrec. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press
President Cyril Ramaphosa supporters picket outside Nasrec. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press


It’s been a roller-coaster ride since the Section 89 report on Phala Phala was released last week, and what followed was meeting after meeting with the ANC national working committee, the national executive committee and Parliament sitting.

Has this weakened President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chances at a second term? It doesn’t look that way.

One thing for certain is that the fall-out revealed the party lines between his supporters and the radical economic transformation forces.

READ: Ramaphosa takes Phala Phala report to ConCourt, argues panel misjudged information

Politics reporter Norman Masungwini breaks down what happened behind closed doors in those five days of chaos in ANC decides – a limited podcast series on the governing party’s national elective conference.

He also looks at what impeded the Free State and the Western Cape from holding their provincial conferences and how they will be walking into the Nasrec Expo Centre next week.

It’s all systems go as about 6 700 will gather, with the more than 4 000 delegates casting their votes for the party's new leadership. 

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