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'Operation Hlanza': Independent Media refers to Ramaphosa as 'the tsotsi from Chiawelo'

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President Cyril Ramaphosa was "disastrous" for the country and the Sekunjalo group, cites a leaked document by Independent Media group.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was "disastrous" for the country and the Sekunjalo group, cites a leaked document by Independent Media group.

Journalists working on Independent Media's campaign to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC leader refer to the head of state as "the tsotsi from Chiawelo" – a reference to the Soweto neighbourhood where the president grew up.

Several journalists in the media group, owned by Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo group, have spoken out against "Operation Hlanza", the group's official campaign to topple Ramaphosa at the ANC's elective conference at Nasrec in December.

News24 revealed the existence of Operation Hlanza, meaning to "clean", "cleanse" or "vomit" in isiZulu, on Wednesday. This comes after a selected group of journalists and editors, including editor-in-chief Aziz Hartley, were flown to Durban on Monday to be briefed on the secret plan.

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