Chaos as police convoy crashes on M1 South
There were no VIPs in any of the vehicles in the convoy and no private vehicle was involved. On Thursday morning on the M1 South near the Marlboro off ramp a police convoy was involved in an accident while on its way to pick up a VIP. Picture: Twitter/@FaizelPatel143.
Amid the ongoing analysis of the relative power of the different personalities in the ANC, one of the big questions is whether those ANC MPs who voted to remove President Jacob Zuma last week will be disciplined. If they are, that will show that Zuma and his supporters still have much political power. If they are not, it will demonstrate that people can disobey Zuma and get away with it, which could inspire others to follow suit.
In the case of South Africa, where the stakes in the ANC are incredibly high, many among us have been waiting for the dirty war to start, for those involved in this to start throwing whatever mud they may have. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday may have given a demonstration of the best possible way to respond to this kind of attack. And by doing so, he may have revealed exactly how well organised his political team is.
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