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The pro-Kgalema Motlanthe African National Congress leaders have been purged from the National Executive Committee. That includes Tokyo Sexwale, Mathews Phosa, Fikile Mbalula and leaders from provinces or factions that backed him: Limpopo, North-West, Western Cape, Gauteng and Northern Cape. Provinces opposing President Jacob Zuma will not be represented in the ANC’s highest echelons, creating resentment and opposition to the new party President. Purges in government may come next.

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Kgalema Motlanthe, Tokyo Sexwale, Mathews Phosa, Fikile Mbalula, Jacob Zuma, Enoch Godongwana, Max Sisulu, Tony Yengeni, Nathi Mthethwa, Derek Hanekom, Julius Malema, Jeff Radebe, Cyril Ramaphosa, Naledi Pandor, Zweli Mkhize, , Ngoako Ramatlhodi, Jessie Duarte, Lindiwe Zulu, Pallo Jordan, Obed Bapela, Ebrahim Ebrahim, Malusi Gigaba, Lindiwe Mazibuko, Sidumo Dlamini, Senzeni Zokwana, Fikile Majola, Sam Mashinini, Zwelinzima Vavi