South African Catholic bishops zero in on state corruption

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Catholic bishops have urged South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to live up his promise to root out graft and other bad practices from the African National Congress (ANC) after it won the general election this month.

The Southern African Catholics Bishops Conference said it also wants to see the cabinet cut in half, and requested that no politician accused of corruption be appointed to its ranks or parliament, according to They also demanded an end to the looting of state resourced.

The ANC has been in power for a quarter of a century since Nelson Mandela ended white-minority rule, but it won by its slimmest margin in early May.

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