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Susan Booysen Takes a Look at the ANC’s Forthcoming Cabinet Appointments

The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political PowerSusan Booysen, author of The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power and professor at Wits University’s School of Governance, has written about the ANC’s forthcoming cabinet appointments in an article for The Sunday Independent.

“Months of speculation and underhanded campaigns, along with planted information about candidates and their opponents, at this stage cloud rather than illuminate the question of who will govern in the cabinet and the premierships,” Booysen writes.

The night of the long knives is looming. It is the time for the anointment of top ANC stalwarts to President Jacob Zuma’s 2014 cabinet. The only certainty is that the president’s “appointment rules” are indeterminate. It is a strategic game, and the president rules.

The ANC’s top officials advise and propose. ANC provincial executive committees submit proposals for premierships.

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