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15 Sep 2021
6:30 am

RET faction loses its foothold in ANC


It is going to take a comeback performance worthy of Lazarus to resurrect the RET gang.

Former MP, uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus. Picture: Twitter

Within the past week, President Cyril Ramaphosa and his supporters in the ANC won two significant victories over the radical economic transformation (RET) faction loyal to Jacob Zuma. First, the pesky Carl Niehaus was given the boot for daring to question the party’s somewhat loose attitude towards employee compensation (and paying it, actually). No doubt Niehaus will put Ramaphosa’s faction through the wringer if the case ever gets to the CCMA. Then there was the high court ruling which refused Ace Magashule the right to appeal against the ANC’s decision to suspend him as secretary-general of the organisation. For all...