The president's economic adviser, Trudi Makhanya, left the job last month. Another adviser, Steyn Speed, is on sabbatical. Bejani Chauke, Cyril Ramaphosa's political adviser, left early this year but somehow stayed on in some unofficial capacity.

As Ramaphosa faces myriad crises, he is left with a few key advisers, like Nokukhanya Jele, his legal adviser. With the escalating tensions, he can rely on Sydney Mufamadi, an old hand from the Thabo Mbeki era. ..

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