The New Struggle for the ANC

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A traditional faith healer offers a benediction at the church in Bloemfontein where the ANC was founded 100 years ago

All day a lookout sat in the waiting room outside Sbu Sibiya's office at the African National Congress (ANC) city headquarters in downtown Durban. Across town, next to the 40-year-old ANC regional secretary's suburban home, a hit man waited behind a hedge. When Sibiya left work for the day at 8:30 p.m., the lookout in the office called the gunman. An hour later, as Sibiya pulled into his driveway and waited for his electric security gate to open, the assassin walked up to the car window and shot Sibiya dead with a 9-mm pistol. Then, according to a former aide who...

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