Inside the ANC's power blocs: How the tectonic plates have shifted since Nasrec

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Ace Magashule at Nasrec in 2017.
Ace Magashule at Nasrec in 2017.
TBOGO LETSIE

President Cyril Ramaphosa is finally positioned and ready to assert himself in the ANC. But the conflict between the different factions in the party is more complicated than a simple battle between anti-corruption crusaders and dispensers of patronage. Qaanitah Hunter and Lizeka Tandwa report after interviewing two dozen party insiders.

Some 30 months since taking over the ANC presidency, those around President Cyril Ramaphosa believe that he is finally ready to assert himself as leader - and that it's the brazen corruption linked to the Covid-19 pandemic that has gifted him the opportunity to take charge.

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