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Is South Africa’s ANC losing its grip on power?

It has long been a Teflon party, but the non-stick coating might be wearing off

By Gerry Lynch  

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa ©Schalk van Zuydam/AP/Press Association Images

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On the night of 22nd August, Johannesburg was the scene of high political drama. The African National Congress (ANC) had held the mayoralty of the city since the advent of multi-racial democracy in 1994. But the party failed to win a majority in municipal elections held earlier that month. At the first meeting of the newly elected council, Herman Mashaba of…

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