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Ralph Mathekga | Phala Phala cloud hangs over Ramaphosa advisor's top-six nomination

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ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa with treasurer-general Paul Mashatile at the ANC's 6th National Policy Conference in July.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa with treasurer-general Paul Mashatile at the ANC's 6th National Policy Conference in July.
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If Cyril Ramaphosa survives the Phala Phala scandal and gets a second term as ANC president – and advisor Dr Bejani Chauke makes it as treasurer general – he will have at least one ally in the top six, writes Ralph Mathekga. 

The nomination process for candidates standing for the top six positions in the ANC has finally concluded, nudging the party closer to the contentious elective conference to be held in three weeks.

The conclusion of nominations by party branches follows intense lobbying by candidates, including some hasty, premature announcements by respective provincial executive committees regarding which candidates they prefer for provincial chapters of the party.

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