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Vol 60 No 16

Published 9th August 2019

South Africa

Meltdown in the party

A secret internal report exposes the in-fighting, ghost members and battles for state spoils that are wrecking the ANC

By a quirk of history, it fell to Ace Magashule, Secretary General of the African National Congress and leading beneficiary of Jacob Zuma's leadership, to deliver the most damning report on the state of the party in its history. According to this internal report, seen by Africa Confidential and delivered by Magashule at a closed session of the National Executive Committee on 30-31?July, the ANC's nine provincial secretaries could authenticate just 700,000 out of the party's claimed membership of 1.2 million.

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