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Vol 52 No 7

Published 1st April 2011

South Africa

Zuma’s presidential primary

Claims of corruption and nepotism are weakening the ANC’s position ahead of key local elections

For once, local government elections could change national politics. The municipal polls next month will be a critical test for President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress. If the ANC maintains its dominance of local authorities in the towns and countryside, then Zuma will be able to face down the growing band of party critics who want him to make way for another presidential candidate in the 2014 election.

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