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Vol 49 No 2

Published 16th January 2008

South Africa

Zuma's people on top

The African National Congress conference in December elected six pro-Jacob Zuma activists into the top leadership positions and gave them control of the National Executive Committee. The Congress of South African Trade Unions, SA Communist Party, ANC Youth League and populists such as Tony Yengeni and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela now dominate the party machine. SACP Chairman Gwede Mantashe is the new ANC Secretary General, with SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande and fellow SACP member Ncumisa Kondlo both on the NEC's National Working Committee, which runs day-to-day affairs.

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