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South Africa Prepares for Tense Election

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South Africa Prepares for Tense Election

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South Africa Prepares for Tense Election

South Africa Prepares for Tense Election

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to chose its new leader, with the winner almost certain to become the country's next president. It's a tough race that some analysts say threatens to split the ANC between incumbent president Thabo Mbeki and populist politician Jacob Zuma.

Columnist Xolela Mangcu and Ferial Haffajee, of Mail & Guardian offer analysis.