Why is it that opposition parties cannot come together in a meaningful and sustainable way, to form a substantive alternative to the ANC? It is perplexing.  

Certainly there is enough that is broken to unite around fixing — at least in the short and medium term. And there is opportunity: an ANC electoral base that is fracturing and declining, leading to much low-hanging fruit, especially in urban centres. But this, it seems, is not enough.  ..

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