ANC's presidential front runner up, Cyril Ramaphosa, remains a mystery

ANC's presidential front runner up, Cyril Ramaphosa, remains a mystery

- Ramaphosa's recent scandals regarding adultery and abuse have dissolved into thin air

- Cyril is known as the man who spent R18 million on one buffalo

- Ramaphosa turns 65-years-old this Friday

ANC's presidential front runner up, Cyril Ramaphosa, remains a mystery

Ramaphosa’s recent sexual scandal in which he was accused of having several affairs with younger women seems to just have disappeared in thin air. Accusations have decreased and no other details have come to light.

Ramaphosa himself denied the allegations except for one affair he said his wife was aware of. He has since continued with his CR17 campaign.

While some might describe Cyril as a mystery, others know him more as the man who spent R18 million on a single buffalo.

His critics have put him as the main attribute to the “Marikana massacre” from 2012 which had police men kill 34 people after opening fire on protesting workers at a mine Ramaphosa had shares in.

This was accounted as the biggest loss of life in a single police mission in post-democratic South Africa.

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In the wake of all the abuse and adultery accusations towards him, his ex-wife, Hope Ramaphosa, speaks highly of her former husband’s courtesy and respect for women.

Cyril famously led the committee that met with Mandela after his release from prison in 1990. Now he will be participating in what is regarded by many as an influential elective conference of the ANC.

Currently appointed as the deputy president of the ANC, Cyril is one of the main participants for the presidency of the party. The elected leader will be chosen in December at the elective conference in Johannesburg.

Briefly.co.za learned from the Citizen that Ramaphosa has even controversially named his winning team which includes Naledi Pandor as his running mate. Naledi is currently the country’s science and technology minister.

It seems South Africa is at a crossroads and urgently needs to find solutions. We need someone who is honestly going to find a way to put corruption, joblessness, an unstable economy and aggravated students to rest.

Ramaphosa turns 65 on Friday. Anthony Butler, his biographer, described him as “personally reticent and he gives few interviews” in his book that was published in 2007.

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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