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Row Between South African President, Minister Heads for Showdown

  • Ramaphosa at odds with Sisulu over her criticism of judiciary
  • Dispute bodes ill for ruling African National Congress
Lindiwe Sisulu
Lindiwe Sisulu

Photographer: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu are headed for a showdown after she publicly refuted his claim that she apologized for criticizing the judiciary, an altercation that’s exacerbating long-standing tensions in the ruling party.