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‘I hear the noises’: Cyril leaves birthday bash with second term in sight

Rumours of contestation abound, but there have been no proclamations of a candidate to stand against him

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President Cyril Ramaphosa left the January 8 ANC anniversary celebrations with a firm endorsement for a second term and, though he downplayed this as “noises”, the ANC president said he was listening.

“I hear those noises of a second term and I am listening to all that; that is just about what I am able to do at this moment,” Ramaphosa said when asked about calls for a second stint as leader of the ruling party.

The first public declaration of support came from the Sekhukhune region, with the ANC’s Limpopo chairperson, Stan Mathabatha, solidifying the province’s position when he declared it supported Ramaphosa getting a second term...

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