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President Cyril Ramaphosa Photo : getty images
President Cyril Ramaphosa Photo : getty images


Three weeks ago, when some ANC national executive committee (NEC) members called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign after he mentioned the Phala Phala farm saga while presenting his political report, their response was easy to characterise as a factional one coming from his enemies within the party.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, among other people, argued that it was wrong for Ramaphosa to run a business (the game farm) while he was a sitting president and that keeping stashes of money at the farm without the knowledge of the SA Revenue Service was a criminal act.

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