Analysis-S.Africa’s Ramaphosa on a knife edge as crises spur leadership contest

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By Tim Cocks JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa is beset by crises that have cast doubt on his presidency and left him vulnerable to a leadership challenge as his party begins the process of selecting candidates for the next national election. As clouds gather, analysts and party insiders say his best chance of survival is that many in the governing African National Congress see him as the least objectionable nominee – both to investors and voters – in the 2024 polls, which could see the party lose its parliamentary majority for the first time since white minority rule end…

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