Mcebisi Ndletyana | Oscar Mabuyane's win boosts Cyril Ramaphosa's chances, but at what cost?

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Newly elected ANC EC officials Provincial Chairperson Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, Deputy Chairperson  Mlungisi Mvoko, Provincial Secretary Lulama Ngcukaitobi, Deputy Provincial Secretary, Helen Sauls-August and Treasury Zolile Williams in East London this week. (Photo by Gallo Images/Daily Maverick/Felix Dlangamandla)
Newly elected ANC EC officials Provincial Chairperson Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, Deputy Chairperson Mlungisi Mvoko, Provincial Secretary Lulama Ngcukaitobi, Deputy Provincial Secretary, Helen Sauls-August and Treasury Zolile Williams in East London this week. (Photo by Gallo Images/Daily Maverick/Felix Dlangamandla)

For a party that claims to be on the path to renewal, many of those who contested in the Eastern Cape should not have been allowed. They don’t represent renewal but the dark side of the ANC, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Oscar Mabuyane’s victory in the Eastern Cape hands Cyril Ramaphosa a double-edged sword. It boosts Ramaphosa’s prospects of re-election at the ANC’s elective conference later in December.

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