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Vol 64 No 25

Published 14th December 2023

South Africa

Former ANC business brain may take over Moonshot Pact

A new contender has entered the crowded opposition field with a plan to take on the ruling party in next year's elections

Outgoing chairman of FirstRand Bank, Roger Jardine, has surfaced as the latest contender to lead an alliance of opposition parties against the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in next year's national elections. His supporters calculate that his anti-apartheid struggle credentials and his business experience would give him more electoral weight than the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen, who is the prime mover behind the alliance.

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