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Vol 60 No 7

Published 5th April 2019

South Africa

The real post-election fight

Although the ANC is set to win over 50% in the election, that won’t settle the factional rivalries over economic interests and policies

The African National Congress is in far worse shape than it should be as it heads for victory in the 8 May elections. President Cyril Ramaphosa is still struggling to overcome the corrupt networks inherited from his predecessor Jacob Zuma. It is the weakness of the opposition parties and the governing party's patronage power – not widespread voter enthusiasm – that will deliver victory for the ANC.

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