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Ramaphosa’s foes use his anti-graft rules to derail second-term bid

At the centre of Ramaphosa’s problems are the rules he promoted within the party to stamp out corruption. They were central to his plan to reform the ANC and its political culture after a decade of state capture and cases of grand corruption under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma.

One of the most far-reaching measures the party introduced was the “step aside” rule, which stipulated that any ANC officeholder facing credible accusations of misconduct and malfeasance should be suspended from their office until the matter was resolved.

Some of the party’s most senior figures, such as former Secretary General Ace Magashule, who is being prosecuted for procurement corruption, had to step aside.



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