Meet Ronald Lamola: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Meet Ronald Lamola: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Newly-appointed Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola is the face of one of ANC's greatest comeback stories.

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The decorated lawyer is described by his peers as intelligent, humble and sometimes a little stubborn.

After Lamola failed to secure a leadership position in the ANCYL in 2015, he went underground.

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 judgement which found that Zuma had violated the Constitution.

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Meet Ronald Lamola: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Meet Ronald Lamola: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
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He and a few comrades demonstrated outside an ANC NEC meeting to show their anger at the state of the ANC.

In 2017, Lamola appeared alongside his then-provincial chairperson David "DD" Mabuza, and within months he would go on to become a vocal supporter of Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma as ANC president.

He became the youngest NEC member elected and he was also elected into the national working committee structure.

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Lamola also serves on numerous boards, including the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the new SA Express.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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