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Vol 48 No 25

Published 14th December 2007

South Africa

'Unstoppable tsunami'

Jacob Zuma is set to sweep the ANC presidency in a wave of protest against incumbent Thabo Mbeki

Jacob Zuma's campaign for the presidency of the African National Congress is called the 'unstoppable tsunami'. A poll of party branches gives him the support of 61% of delegates to the special conference in Polokwane on 16-20 December. His struggle for the leadership, against the incumbent President Thabo Mbeki (AC Vol 48 No 24) is rancorous, with factions competing to persuade, intimidate or buy votes from more than 4,000 delegates.

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