Zuma spokesperson dismisses reports Ramaphosa may be sacked

President Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson said on Friday there was no basis for reports that he would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, of which Zuma is leader and Ramaphosa deputy, has been riven by bitter infighting ahead of a party conference in December at which a new leader will be chosen.