Sona will cast a spotlight on Ramaphosa (and the ANC's) many problems

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The party’s inability to develop policy and then ensure that it implements, communicates, and unites around policy positions has opened a gap for many outsiders, including opposition parties, to gain control of the public discourse about emotive (and possibly vote-catching) issues.

An example is the Economic Freedom Fighters’ stance on land expropriation. In turn, this has opened an internal rift in the ANC, between the faction calling itself “radical economic transformation forces” (essentially Zuma faction remnants) and Ramphosa’s “pragmatists” (the public symbol of which is Gordhan, hence the target on his back).

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