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Vol 43 No 24

Published 6th December 2002

South Africa

Kraaling out of trouble

ANC loyalists' worries about leftists and labour are stifling the party and government

On 16 December 1838, Afrikaner trekkers were lured into Zulu King Dingaan's kraal and slaughtered. On that day 164 years later, President Thabo Mbeki will try to lure in his party's left-wingers for ideological slaughter at the five-yearly national conference of the African National Congress (AC Vol 43 No 17). Part of the process may be the wooing of Inkatha moderates to counter any losses among the ANC's Communist and trades union supporters.

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