Sparks flew at the economic transformation commission at the ANC policy conference in Nasrec on Monday, with the fight resulting in possible disciplinary action against outspoken Zuma critic and national executive committee member Derek Hanekom. After losing the battle in an earlier commission on strategy and tactics over the concept of "white monopoly capital", President Jacob Zuma’s allies pushing for a destructive form of radical economic transformation came out fighting. But this was not before a call was made by Zuma’s opponents for the state to halt all business with his friends and family benefactors, the Guptas. Zuma was in attendance as his allies packed a commission chaired by head of the party’s subcommittee on economic transformation, Enoch Godongwana, in a bid to massively outnumber their opponents. They are playing a high-stakes political game, in which the economy is the central piece on the board. Some fringe proposals made by this group were so dramatic, it left ANC...

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