Zuma was re-elected in 2012 as president of the party based on a fraudulent (Willy Wonka) ticket This is Part 4 of a five part series by Lily Gosam (not his/her real name)Read the earlier articles here:PART 1: The truth about the ANC's descent down the ladder of powerPART 2: Is Zuma to blame for the decline of the ANC?PART 3: Zuma's last five years - 106 400 bent officials and R293.5bn unaccounted for MEMBERSHIP vs VOTERAt the ANC’s 2012 elective conference, leaders were elected based on nominations by 1.2 million paid-up members. Or that was the theory, anyway. In reality, the party is rife with gate-keeping, ghost members (bulk membership [1]), commercialisation of membership, rent-a-member, and “other forms of fraudulent and manipulative practices that seek to influence the outcome of elective processes,” [2] (said the ANC’s Johannesburg steering committee chairperson in 2011). These “other forms” included, but not limited to, parallel branches, allegations of “massive fraud” of...

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