South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations says president Cyril Ramaphosa’s defence of the ANC government’s cadre deployment policy demonstrates his loyalty to party cadres at the expense of ordinary citizens. Newsflash reports that Ramaphosa told the state capture commission last week that the policy, which deployed party members into public service, was an integral part of ensuring that the governing party implemented its mandate. The IRR’s Gabriel Crouse says Ramaphosa’s loyalty to party cadres comes at a high cost to citizens.