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Vol 49 No 19

Published 19th September 2008

South Africa

The ANC – a luta continua

President Mbeki's supporters have accepted that it is 99% certain that Jacob Zuma will be South Africa's next President

As President Thabo Mbeki claims a rare success in promoting cooperation between the rivals in neighbouring Zimbabwe, the Jacob Zuma-dominated ANC leadership is deciding whether to impeach him, call for a parliamentary vote of no-confidence, or ask him to forestall public humiliation by resigning. Leaders of the Youth League, the trade unions, the Communist Party and Umkhonto we Sizwe veterans are all demanding Mbeki’s exit.

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