South Africa: Ramaphosa challenges allegations of corruption
06 December 2022 | 11:44 am
South Africa's embattled leader Cyril Ramaphosa is seeking to annul a bombshell report in court after calls for his removal grew louder. His ANC party has vowed to back him on any potential impeachment proceedings.
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