Ramaphosa chose the ANC, not the country, with his reshuffle

08 August 2021 - 00:02 By william gumede

In prioritising his power base within the ANC by shifting allies into critical positions in the executive, moving opponents out and retaining neutral but ineffective ones to secure a second term as ANC leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa spectacularly missed the point as SA faces its biggest crisis in modern history.

Even if he wins a second term in the ANC after this reshuffle, he might lose the upcoming local elections as well as the next national poll. Trying to secure a second term in the ANC, and on that basis a second term as the country's president, is simply the wrong political strategy for this crisis...

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