South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to purge the African National Congress (ANC) of “deviant tendencies”, as he prepares to form the next cabinet following the party’s victory in parliamentary election last week.
Speaking at a victory celebration at the ANC headquarters in the main city, Johannesburg, on Sunday, Mr Ramaphosa said he would only appoint “capable” leaders and “visionaries” to the cabinet.
“We are not going to tolerate corruption in this administration,” Mr Ramaphosa said.
“We will clean it [the ANC]of all the deviant tendencies,” he added.
The ANC won 58% of the vote in last week’s parliamentary, its lowest majority since it took power at the end of apartheid in 1994.