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Vol 58 No 1

Published 6th January 2017

South Africa

Power struggle goes nuclear

The ANC's bitter internal battles threaten to slow government business to a crawl 

On South Africa's Reconciliation Day on 16 December, President Jacob Zuma's speech in the North-West Province was brought to a halt when strong wind and heavy rain blew away the marquee where he was speaking. To his opponents it was a hopeful omen of a quick end to his presidency during 2017. Yet underestimating the President has cost many of his enemies dear.

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