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Vol 49 No 2

Published 16th January 2008


South Africa

The party is not yet split

The infighting is bitter and the allegations foul, as the ANC's allies try to capture the party

The governing African National Congress is preparing for all-out war between President Thabo Mbeki – and his allies in government ­ and Jacob Zuma, the ANC's newly elected President (AC Vol 49 No 1). Zuma's populist alliance, in total control of the party, includes the left-wing Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the ANC Youth League. Mbeki and his centrist reformers refuse to concede an inch.

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