Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

The ANC has fallen into the trap set for it by its alliance partner, Cosatu, which put the governing party’s resolve to fight corruption to the test with a proposal to ban politically exposed people from doing business with the state.

It is no surprise that the ANC lekgotla balked at the idea of the ban — but it proves that the party’s resolve to fight corruption has limits, and those limits were exposed by its opposition to the proposal at the weekend meeting.

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