The party of Luthuli is imploding

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ANC flag. Picture: Vathiswa Ruselo,Gallo Images/Sowetan
ANC flag. Picture: Vathiswa Ruselo,Gallo Images/Sowetan


When the late Nelson Mandela said he would join “the nearest branch of the ANC in heaven”, one could imagine OR Tambo being there to welcome his upstanding comrade. But given the old men’s reputed sober habits, we can’t say whether they would make a beeline for the local bar.

Even less clear is whether his friends, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and George Bizos would continue their party support in the afterlife, or be too disillusioned to bother.

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