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Vol 55 No 3

Published 7th February 2014

South Africa

Kissing cousins no more

After Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, both African National Congress loyalists, disengaged from an ostentatious clinch on 4 February, they predicted they would be together for the long haul. Not a love tryst but a ridiculing of the alliance between Agang’s Mamphela Ramphele and the Democratic Alliance’s Helen Zille which, although sealed with a public kiss, ended in equally public acrimony on 2 February. After the pair fell out, the ANC is more confident than ever of an overwhelming victory in this year’s general elections (AC Vol 55 No 2).

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