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Vol 60 No 17

Published 30th August 2019

South Africa

ANC tries to stop the rot

A caretaker leadership in the Western Cape is supposed to arrest the ruling party's electoral decline

Ace Magashule, the African National Congress Secretary-General, has read the riot act to the newly constituted Western Cape Provincial Task Team to start working in communities and end its notorious faction-fighting. The PTT was appointed as a caretaker leadership by the ruling party's National Executive Committee after it disbanded the provincial leadership, which has presided over a disastrous decline in the ANC vote and bled support to left and right. The PTT will stay in place until a new leadership is elected at a provincial congress, which is set to take place by January next year.

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