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Final post from South Africa: Zuma’s next move

By Stephen Chan  

Zuma now has big decisions to make on the economy, social inequality, Zimbabwe and reassuring the West.

As I stepped off a very uncomfortable flight from South Africa, it became clear that the African National Congress party had not won the two thirds majority it needed to make unchallenged changes to the constitution. It was also clear that no one else on that plane cared very much about the South African elections.

My fellow passengers were oblivious to the implications of the ANC’s…

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