South African corruption fighter seen amplifying ANC battles

- | 3 months ago

Because Ramaphosa and others are bound to comply, the consequences of her investigations can be far-reaching.

One danger, analysts say, is that Mkhwebane will tie up Ramaphosa and his allies with questionable investigations, which will take them months to fight in the courts. “The public protector is polarising politics and exacerbating factionalism in the ANC,” said Ebrahim Fakir, an analyst at the Johannesburg-based Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute.

“She could distract Ramaphosa from critical tasks like creating jobs and attracting investment.

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