#ANCpolicy: State of play in the provinces – Gauteng

2012-06-26 08:23

Gauteng is the hub of the campaign to kick President Jacob Zuma out of the presidency and install either his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, or businessman-turned-minister Tokyo Sexwale.

But it is not as easy as it sounds. In Gauteng not all comrades are sold on the idea – some are keen on Zuma sticking around.

Last month saw the launch of the Anything but Zuma (ABZ) campaign – another Gauteng acronym – to create a new coalition of the wounded, like the one that ousted Mbeki.

Gauteng is a relatively small province, but its comrades are well-moneyed and able to infuse campaigns with the necessary supply of whiskey and KFC.

Divisions here are, however, more stark than in other parts and smear campaigns are more likely to originate in Gauteng because of the ample access comrades have to media outlets.

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