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Ramaphosa’s fate hangs in balance in South Africa

December 03, 2022 00:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 02 (AFP): The political future of President Cyril Ramaphosa hung in the balance on Friday, as South Africans wondered whether he would cling to power or resign over accusations that he sought to cover up a burglary at his farm.

On Thursday, the 70-year-old head of state was rumoured to be close to stepping down in the face of calls to quit-but by Friday morning, the pendulum seemed to have swung the other way as allies urged him to fight on. The African National Congress (ANC), which has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, was to hold an emergency session of its decision-making body at to discuss a crisis.

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