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Vol 65 No 9

Published 25th April 2024

South Africa

Zuma challenges the ANC in his base

With the ex-president as a figurehead, the uMkhonto we Sizwe party threatens the ruling party’s national prospects

The complex arithmetic between provincial and national votes means that former President Jacob Zuma's new party could wreck the ruling African National Congress's (ANC) chances of scraping a narrow majority in the elections on 29 May. Instead, it could be forced into choosing some unpalatable partners to assemble a shaky national coalition.

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