Ramaphosa consoles ANC dignitaries and disgraced Zuma supporters with prestigious embassy posts

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa. © FilipSinger/POOL/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Since he became president in 2018, Cyril Ramaphosa has little by little turned key embassy postings into consolation prizes for former Zuma ministers he wants to keep out of government. This has exasperated career diplomats, who are concerned that top diplomatic posts are going to politicians without experience on the international stage. [...] (1183 words)
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