ANALYSIS: So, Cyril’s ‘new dawn’ was a mirage. Deal with it

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ANALYSIS: So, Cyril’s ‘new dawn’ was a mirage. Deal with it

Questions around his election funding remind us that politicians aren't immune to their paymasters calling the tune

Associate editor: analysis

Could President Cyril Ramaphosa have won the ANC leadership battle in December 2017 without paying R440m for it?

Even though a full account of the campaign expenditure has not been provided, many people would still answer “no”.

It is taken for granted that the ANC’s electoral processes are fundamentally flawed, heavily contaminated and downright archaic. Therefore, the logic is that you cannot enter the arena of battle and not use the weapons everyone else is armed with. ..

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