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Vol 64 No 25

Published 14th December 2023

South Africa

Growing dissent pressures ANC from all angles

Opposition realignments and ruling party exits open up the field for next year's election

The resignation of Mavuso Msimang, deputy president of the African National Congress Veterans' League (ANCVL) and a respected lifelong activist, has widened cracks in the ruling party. It also points to a deepening generational divide within the ruling party's affiliates. ANC Youth League members have been lambasting the elders' 'conservatism' and its President Collen Malatji is demanding its members get a quota of 50% on the party's list of parliamentary candidates.

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