Ramaphosa an Achilles' heel for the ANC going into election – and their only hope

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- dailymaverick.co.za | 10 months ago

For the ANC election campaign it is Ramaphosa or bust.

The electorate will not relate similarly to, say, deputy president David Mabuza or treasurer-general Paul Mashatile stepping in to try and to fill the Ramaphosa shoes. This was confirmed in January when on the ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal community walkabouts these leaders registered close to zero recognition value (the same goes for multiple other ANC leaders).

No replacement will have the organisational power that Ramaphosa has been building up within the ANC either.

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