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Vol 57 No 22

Published 4th November 2016

South Africa

A week of defeats for Zuma

Although the courts have ruled against him, the President's loyalists say he still controls the streets

The courts, civil society and the largest trades union took the lead this week as pressure on the governing African National Congress mounts to drop President Jacob Zuma as leader before the party's elective conference, scheduled for the end of next year. This is putting great strain on Zuma's strategy of bringing in Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, his ex-wife, from her post as Chairwoman of the African Union Commission, to run for the ANC's presidency next year and to be its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.

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