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2018’s agents of anti-state capture
If you think President Cyril Ramaphosa had a tough 2018, ousting Jacob Zuma and Tom Moyane, you ain’t seen anything yet
It ain’t over yet, Cyril If you think President Cyril Ramaphosa had a tough 2018, ousting Jacob Zuma and Tom Moyane, you ain’t seen anything yet. The billionaire faces a gruelling 2019, which will kick off in the first week in January with a fractious national executive committee meeting in which the ANC is set to finalise its lists of candidates for posts in the legislatures. So far, the list process has been marred by factional fights, with the group aligned to Zuma using it in a bid to claw back power. Insiders in the ANC who support Ramaphosa say the Zuma grouping is trying to pack the lists with its own candidates in a bid to direct the government’s actions from within the various legislatures. In January, Ramaphosa will deliver the ANC’s anniversary statement in Durban — Zuma’s home base and the only province in which he still enjoys plenty of support. There are fears that Ramaphosa may face a hostile reception, but the party’s provincial executive committee has been working h...