'Seeds of factionalism in ANC predate 1994' – UKZN professor at hearing into unrest

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Professor Paulus Mzomuhle Zulu from the UKZN Sociology and Political Science department
Professor Paulus Mzomuhle Zulu from the UKZN Sociology and Political Science department
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A prominent academic from the University of KwaZulu-Natal said the 12 so-called instigators of the deadly July unrest, were not the chief architects of the unrest.

Professor Paulus Zulu, the head of the Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit at the university, told the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) investigating the July unrest that claimed over 340 lives, that factionalism within the ANC predates 1994 and the dawn of SA's democracy.

"To me we still need to understand and discover who the actual architects of the unrest were, and they may even date back to 1994. It is not impossible or improbable that the configuration of the architectural forces would pre-date 1994. Seeds of the factionalism in the ANC started pre-1994 leading up to now," said Professor Zulu.

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