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The DA was unimpressed by Cyril Ramaphosa’s victory at the ANC’s elective conference, with DA leader Mmusi Maimane calling it “too little, too late”. Ramaphosa would be “just a new face to the same old ANC”, Maimane said, having “stood in Jacob Zuma’s shadow for years, silent in the face of his crimes and the crimes of fellow ANC comrades”. He offered a list of things Ramaphosa could do to convince South Africans otherwise, starting by recalling Jacob Zuma as president of SA and prosecuting him on corruption charges. In addition: • Scrap any nuclear deal; • Appoint a new, competent National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) in order for prosecutions against Zuma and others to swiftly proceed; • Commit to a National Budget that is balanced and sustainable, and carefully manages the public sector wage bill; • An entire overhaul of the structure and management of state-owned entities (SOEs), including a “clean-up” of captured boards and executives, and selling off those SOEs which...

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