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Friday Briefing: Ronald Lamola says he has what it takes

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Friday Briefing: Ronald Lamola says he has what it takes
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Lamola says he has what it takes

Newly-appointed Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola has been described as the ANC’s favourite comeback kid.

The qualified and accomplished lawyer is described by his peers as highly intelligent, humble, yet stubborn at times. Lamola’s failed attempt to secure the leadership of the ANC Youth League in 2015 following its disbandment resulted in the attorney going to ground. He resurfaced as one of the very few voices in the ANC calling for then-president Jacob Zuma to step down, following the Constitutional Court judgment which found Zuma had violated the Constitution in the Nkandla saga.

Fast forward four years and Lamola heads up arguably one of the most important portfolios in Cabinet. At 35 years old, does he have the necessary experience to turn the ailing criminal justice system around? Specialist reporter Mandy Wiener sat him down to ask him the hard questions. 

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Alet Janse van Rensburg

News24 Opinions Editor

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