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Vol 57 No 25

Published 16th December 2016

South Africa

The numbers game next year

The power struggle between President Zuma and senior ANC officials trying to force him out will intensify in January

Rival factions in the African National Congress are shoring up their support bases within the party for another round of combat. After surviving an attempt by his opponents on the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) to organise a no-confidence vote last month, President Jacob Zuma is said to be reviving plans to purge his enemies in the cabinet.

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