S. African ruling party refutes alleged plot to oust president – Xinhua

CAPE TOWN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — The ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday refuted a newspaper report that its leadership is involved in an alleged plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“The ANC will not dignify these blatant lies and fabrications with a detailed response,” the party said in a statement emailed to Xinhua. “However we would like to point out that we refute this shameless gossip.”

The local Sunday Times newspaper claimed this weekend that former president Jacob Zuma held a secret meeting in Durban with key ANC officials, including the party’s Secretary-General Ace Magashule, to plot the downfall of Ramaphosa.

Besides Magashule, those at the meeting also included former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo, ANC Women’s League Secretary General Meokgo Matuba and ANC…

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