Friday 24 November 2017

Zuma's task is to spread the wealth

Former ANC president Thabo Mbeki congratulating newly-elected ANC president Jacob Zuma in Polokwane yesterday
Former ANC president Thabo Mbeki congratulating newly-elected ANC president Jacob Zuma in Polokwane yesterday

Sebastien Berger in Nobody Ga-Mothiba

A few miles from the university campus where ANC delegates yesterday voted for their next president lies the village of Nobody Ga-Mothiba.

A dirt track runs to it from the main road, where convoys of dignitaries have barrelled past on their way to South Africa's ruling party conference. Some of its houses are made of brick, others are just metal shacks, and none has running water or electricity.

"As you see, we are suffering," said Peter Modiba (43), whose family is crammed into two rooms, with a third used as his mechanic's workshop.

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