South Africa: African National Congress Elects Jacob Zuma as Leader

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has a new leader. Controversial former deputy president Jacob Zuma defeated his fellow party member, President Thabo Mbeki, to ascend to the ANC’s top position. Mbeki and Zuma are bitter political rivals. In order to survive, they both must negotiate with a tripartite alliance.

Interview Information: Professor Adam Habib is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Advancement at The University of Johannesburg. He is the founding Director of The Centre for Civil Society, and was previously appointed to The Human Science Research Council in South Africa. The author of numerous books and papers, he is also a well-known political analyst and commentator on South African television.

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