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ANC Top Six perfect end game. Zuma gets stay of execution, not exoneration

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President Jacob Zuma. (Walso Swiegers, Bloomberg)
President Jacob Zuma. (Walso Swiegers, Bloomberg)

AFTER all the media hype, many South Africans will be distressed the ANC did not eject its deeply flawed leader over the weekend.

Indeed, the picture of a dancing President Jacob Zuma created the immediate impression that the ANC’s National Executive Committee had chosen to ignore waves of evidence about his and the Gupta family’s abuses.

Zuma survived after the weekend, but not because the denials from himself and the Guptas have been accepted. Rather, it shows the ANC learns from its mistakes. In this instance, in two ways.

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