The high court removed a large cloud over Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency by setting aside public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report that he had lied to parliament and won the leadership of the ANC on the back of a campaign tainted by money laundering.

Since Mkhwebane issued the report in July, its findings have been used by Ramaphosa’s detractors as a political weapon as they sought to undermine his anticorruption credentials...

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