President Cyril Ramaphosa is disinclined to fire tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu, whose attack on the judiciary is seen as a precursor to an ANC succession debate that could torpedo efforts to reform a party that in 2021 suffered its worst electoral performance since the advent of democracy.

A source close to the president said even though Ramaphosa has the sole constitutional prerogative to hire and fire those in his cabinet, the president is not keen to fire a potential political opponent without following "due process"...

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