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Vol 54 No 8

Published 12th April 2013

South Africa

ANC wields the long knives

The governing party and its partners quarrel bitterly as Zuma clears out his opponents, regardless of the consequences

President Jacob Zuma and his allies have begun their long-awaited purge of trades unionists, party members and government officials judged to have opposed him at the African National Congress conference in Mangaung in December. His allies call it a mere ‘mopping-up operation’ but it may be wider than that.

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