Nomvula Mokonyane is set for a comeback. The position the environmental affairs minister will take up in parliament might seem innocuous, with very few people knowing what a “chair of chairs” does or even having heard of it. But you can bet that Mama Action will use her new position to construct a new power base and exert her influence. PODCAST | Sunday Times Politics Weekly – Will corruption reign again? Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcast | Pocket Casts | Player.fm Mokonyane was endorsed for the position by the ANC national executive committee (NEC) on Monday despite having a cloud of damning corruption allegations over her head and an awful legacy in cabinet.Because she was unlikely to make it back to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet, she was given a soft landing by the Don of Luthuli House, Ace Magashule. As Ramaphosa is preparing to assemble his new government, Magashule and his allies are consolidating parliament as an alternative site of power.   The National Ass...

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