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Vol 58 No 19

Published 22nd September 2017

South Africa

ANC contest lands in court

The outcome of the leadership race in December may hang on a raft of legal challenges as to how conference delegates were chosen

The campaign for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to succeed her ex-husband as African National Congress leader, which he is backing heavily, may fail if the courts allow the challenges of dissident ANC members. Opponents of Dlamini-Zuma believe the ruling party's selection process for the 4,000 delegates expected to attend the conference was corrupt in many branches and regions. The former African Union chair's partisans are not put off, however, and are pushing their candidate's Radical Economic Transformation message in ANC branches.

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