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Pieter du Toit | Stunning blow to Ramaphosa leaves government, ANC floundering - and SA in a crisis

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President. Cyril Ramaphosa Photo: Elizabeth Sejake
President. Cyril Ramaphosa Photo: Elizabeth Sejake

Poor judgement, acute hubris and bad advice have all combined to push President Cyril Ramaphosa to the edge of political oblivion, writes Pieter du Toit. He can still survive, but his enemies in the RET-state capture-EFF axis are poised to remove him from office.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday face the biggest crisis of his political career when the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) meets to consider his future.

His enemies – a loose affiliation consisting of the RET axis, remnants of corrupted state capture groupings, the EFF and other similarly aligned individuals – have been able to manoeuvre his poor judgement and undoubted hubris into a full-blown constitutional crisis following the clear findings by an independent panel into various allegations related to his Phala Phala game farm.

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