President Cyril Ramaphosa has come to the defence of finance minister Tito Mboweni as unions bay for his blood over plans to cut the public-sector wage bill by more than R160bn over three years.

Mboweni has said he has the political support to push through the cuts, beginning with this year’s annual increase due to be implemented on April 1...

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