Peter Bruce Columnist

This will be short and sweet. So many people ask me (some politely and some not) what will happen to President Cyril Ramaphosa after the election. It’s pretty certain the ANC will win the election on May 8, no matter what Eskom does to us. But a lot of people worry about the threats to Ramaphosa after that. There are, for instance, constant mutterings about the party, having won, getting rid of Ramaphosa and going back to its thieving Zuma ways. The moment for that would be a national general council (NGC) meeting that has to be held 30 months after the last national conference, which was where Ramaphosa was elected ANC president in December 2017. There is almost no way of calming people down about this. They assume because Ramaphosa hasn’t personally already jailed Malusi Gigaba or Bathabile Dlamini that he is too weak and that his fall is inevitable. A mere matter of time. They see it in the list of candidates that parties have now submitted ahead of the election. Dlamini and Giga...

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