Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

A reckoning is on the cards for the fightback grouping in the first half of 2020 — all the signs are there, the walls are closing in. At the heart of this group, which is resisting President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state clean-up efforts, are two people in powerful positions: ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

There are signs that their position is becoming increasingly precarious.

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