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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: The Citizen by Brian Sokutu.]

The president is facing pressure to take steps against corrupt individuals within the party.

While he may face a backlash of resistance from the Jacob Zuma faction of the ANC for taking concrete action against corrupt figures in the party, President Cyril Ramaphosa “has no choice but to bite the bullet”.

This is the view of professor Susan Booysen, research director at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, in the wake of five wealthy foreign countries who are mounting pressure on Ramaphosa to take tangible action against perpetrators of state capture, corruption and other serious crimes.

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