Ramaphosa buckles to pressure: Covid-19 grant may be extended, he tells ANC lekgotla

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has bowed to pressure from the ANC's biggest affiliate Cosatu, promising that government will consider extending the basic income relief paid to unemployed people during the pandemic. 

In his closing speech at the NEC's virtual lekgotla, Ramaphosa said this would be done with a clear exit strategy and that the decision would depend on the state of public finances.

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