FIRST TAKE: Selective amnesia and why Derek Hanekom is a target

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- news24.com | 4 weeks ago

In early August 2017 internal ANC dissent against the increasingly damaging and dangerous presidency of Jacob Zuma had reached a high point.

Zuma had led the party to its worst election result ever the year before (causing the ANC to lose control of three metropolitan municipalities), he replaced the political leadership of an antagonistic National Treasury with a pliant and weak one, and was embroiled in an ongoing investigation into state capture by the Public Protector. Governance was failing at national level after having all but collapsed at local level, the economy was grinding to a halt and Parliament was struggling to function.

The ANC was in a deadlock.

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