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Vol 53 No 21

Published 19th October 2012

South Africa

Winning them over one by one

The plan to secure President Jacob Zuma certain victory at the African National Congress’s leadership election focuses on one-to-one meetings with his main opponents. Zuma’s enforcers are concentrating on those ANC figures who have strong local support in provinces: they persuade the dissenters to switch sides on one hand offering more patronage and on the other hand threatening to take away their existing state contracts.

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