Irreconcilable differences: Why the ANC and the PA part ways

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Gayton McKenzie. Picture: Marietjie Gericke
Gayton McKenzie. Picture: Marietjie Gericke


The ANC in Johannesburg has based its reasoning for severing ties with the Patriotic Alliance (PA) on the latter’s failure to separate party from state. The ANC argues that its own ideological outlook is poles apart from the PA’s.

This follows the PA’s refusal to reinstate five members of the Johannesburg Property Company (JPC) who were allegedly implicated in corruption relating to multimillion-rand Covid-19 contracts.

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