Zuma Maintains Grip as South African Rebellion Fizzles Out

  • Richest province backtracks on call for president to quit
  • Zuma allies take control of province with most ANC members

Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

South African President Jacob Zuma seemed in danger of being ousted two months ago after the nation’s highest court ruled he failed to uphold the constitution. Now he appears as powerful as ever, tightening his grip on the ruling African National Congress as a campaign to topple him falters.

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