Ramaphosa comes out stronger

President Ramaphosa
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President Cyril Ramaphosa emerged stronger from a National Executive Committee meeting of the ANC at the weekend having smacked down a challenge by detractors in the party.

Heading into the weekend some NEC members were calling on the President to resign.

Former President Jacob Zuma was among those who had tough words for Ramaphosa.

Some members were alarmed by the President’s seven-page letter in which he said ANC members had betrayed the country through corruption, especially around Covid-19 tenders.

The weekend showed that the majority of the ANC back the President in his desire to stamp out corruption in the party and government.

Ramaphosa fended off charges of wrongdoing in his CR17 campaign for the ANC presidency in 2017 and has offered to account to the party’s Integrity Committee.

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule will also now have to appear before the party’s Integrity Committee.

Even more importantly, the National Prosecuting Authority is said to be preparing to be making some high level arrests and start bringing corrupt officials to trial.