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Large group of EFF protesters who gathered near Brackenfell High.
Large group of EFF protesters who gathered near Brackenfell High.
Adrian de Kock

Political parties are mobilising more and more on the basis of narrow identity politics with no outlet for the tensions, and this could explode, Joel Netshitenzhe has warned.

The ANC heavyweight and executive director of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection told an online webinar on Wednesday night he was concerned about "the rise of narrow identity politics, [and] the tendency, quite opportunistically and crudely, to retreat into racial lagers as the primary form of political mobilisation". 

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