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Phala Phala saga: How the rebellion against Ramaphosa fumbled, stumbled and ultimately crumbled

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President Cyril Ramaphosa leaves the ANC’s National Working Committee meeting at NASREC, Johannesburg, 5 December 2022. Ramaphosa attended as the Section 89 report into the Phala Phala scandal is being reviewed by the party, which led to considerations around the President’s possible resignation last week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa leaves the ANC’s National Working Committee meeting at NASREC, Johannesburg, 5 December 2022. Ramaphosa attended as the Section 89 report into the Phala Phala scandal is being reviewed by the party, which led to considerations around the President’s possible resignation last week.
Yeshiel Panchia/News24

With the ANC's crucial elective conference just three days away, presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma led a rebel group of ANC MPs in Parliament whose attempt to impeach President Cyril Ramaphosa ultimately crumbled under pressure.

Dissident ANC MP, Mervyn Dirks, was confident a brewing rebellion could see up to 42 ANC MPs vote in favour of a motion to continue with an impeachment inquiry into Ramaphosa over Phala Phala.

However, only five ANC MP's went rogue, and the motion was defeated with 214 votes against 148 at a plenary of the National Assembly at the Cape Town City Hall on Tuesday.

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