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The ANC, Ramaphosa and the end of Zuma

What Cyril Ramaphosa must do next Johannesburg – After a bruising battle that engaged ordinary South Africans in a manner reminiscent of the heady combination of fear and hope that galvanized the country after Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of incarceration in 1990, Mandela’s ruling African National Congress party has chosen a new leader to try to lift the country’s veil of sleaze. Cyril Ramaphosa, at present serving as a deputy to the controversial and widely-despised President Jacob Zuma, is now the shoo-in as the party’s candidate to…

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LIberia’s Alternative National Congress “Notes With Grave Concern”

ANC Press Release   The Alternative National Congress (ANC) notes with grave concern the arrest of radio talk-show host Henry Costa on charges of making “terroristic threats.”  We believe Mr. Costa’s arrest and detention is unconstitutional and, for the reasons stated below, he should be released promptly. First, on its face the central allegation against Mr. Costa does not provide probable cause for his arrest and detention, let alone for his trial and conviction. According to the writ authorizing Mr. Costa’s arrest, the key allegation against him is that he…

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