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26 January 2020 - 00:00 By JOHN MATISONN

It looks like the danger that President Cyril Ramaphosa will be removed has been exaggerated.

His supporters ricochet between terror and euphoria as they watch both open and covert challenges to his presidency ahead of the ANC’s national general council. Yet his opponents understand that without Ramaphosa, the ANC will split, and an ANC led by the fightback faction will likely lose power. They need him to stay in power, but not strong enough to dislodge them...

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