The left's opposition to corruption needs to be recognised

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- dailymaverick.co.za | 3 months ago

But elsewhere in the country, and at a national level, he has not been able to deal decisively with the kleptocratic faction in the ruling party.

That faction, characterised by authoritarian nationalism as well as a brazenly kleptocratic orientation, continues to hold real power within the ruling party. It also has strident support outside the ruling party from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), along with some of the increasingly irrelevant propaganda machinery left over from the Bell Pottinger days, such as Andile Mngxitama’s Black First Land First.

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