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Vol 48 No 24

Published 30th November 2007

South Africa

The third man or possibly - woman

African National Congress officials hope to find a third way, with President Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma stepping out of the leadership race to make room for a compromise candidate. They have proposed a special meeting of the ANC's National Executive Committee before its national conference on 16-20 December, but Africa Confidential hears that the behind-the-scenes compromise efforts have not progressed.

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