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It’s not if but how Cyril wins — and when those arrests happen

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It’s not if but how Cyril wins — and when those arrests happen

It will get harder to convince the public that Zweli Mkhize’s looming arrest is unrelated to ANC leadership battles

Editor: TimesLIVE

As the battle for control of the ANC in the Eastern Cape reached a crescendo recently, I read with amusement reports of how different factions allegedly — this being the operative word — supported President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

The Sunday Times (https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/news/politics/2022-05-08-zweli-mkhizes-ghost-haunts-anc-eastern-cape-contest/) reported that some candidates at that gathering believed any professed support for Ramaphosa by pretender to the throne Babalo Madikizela was a ruse. A deflection so he does not attract negative attention. 

“We don’t want any unnecessary attack because we will get arrested before May before we even get the road map for December. There’s no need to endorse anyone but the incumbent otherwise that will bring us unnecessary attention,” a source told the Sunday Times (https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/news/politics/2022-05-08-zweli-mkhizes-ghost-haunts-anc-eastern-cape-contest/) last week. It’s absurd...

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