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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa no longer has the option to pull out of the ANC succession race because history would judge him harshly.

This is according to his longtime friend-turned-campaign coordinator James Motlatsi, who told City Press this week that Ramaphosa had learnt from former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe’s decision to contest Jacob Zuma for the presidency in Mangaung in 2012 – a decision which spared Motlanthe a lot of criticism.

“Is there anyone who can criticise Kgalema today? He contested, so history will judge him fairly. Therefore Cyril must avail himself,” Motlatsi said, adding that the growing number of presidential hopefuls was not a sign of ANC members’ lack of trust in Ramaphosa.

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