Alex Japho Matlala
2 minute read
10 May 2021
8:03 am

Decisive action sets off surge of support for Ramphosa

Alex Japho Matlala

Limpopo ANC chair Stan Mathabatha hailed Cyril Ramaphosa as 'one of the best presidents ever' in South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates Stan Mathabatha during the party's Limpopo provincial conference on 24 June 2018 in Polokwane. Picture: Gallo Images

The ANC’s suspension of secretary-general Ace Magashule seems to have boosted Cyril Ramaphosa’s political fortunes with support for him coming from all quarters, including his ancestral province, Limpopo. At this weekend’ meeting of the party’s national executive committee (NEC), Limpopo ANC chair Stan Mathabatha, a Ramaphosa political ally, apparently praised the president claiming that despite the ongoing infighting, Ramaphosa was “still seen as one of the best presidents ever” in South Africa. It’s not the first time Mathabatha has publicly praised Ramaphosa’s leadership. READ MORE:  Is there any way for Cyril and Ace to save this toxic relationship? He was...