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Vol 58 No 13

Published 23rd June 2017

South Africa

Factional fireworks threaten party

Next week's policy conference promises to bring all the party's problems together in an explosive combination

Senior African National Congress leaders are deeply worried that the stresses within the governing party could tear the ANC apart as they look forward to next week's policy conference, which takes place every five years. Never before have so many fundamental political issues combined with such serious electoral and governance challenges, they warn. They also promise fireworks for the elective conference in December.

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