The ANC has cut ties with former president Jacob Zuma for defecting to a breakaway party that claims to be the true heir to the party’s armed struggle against apartheid, a bold move that could pose a serious threat to its dominance in KwaZulu-Natal.

“The formation of the MK [Umkhonto we Sizwe] party is not an accident ... It is a deliberate attempt to use the proud history of armed struggle against the apartheid regime to lend credibility to what is a blatantly counterrevolutionary agenda,” ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula said at a media conference as he announced the suspension of Zuma...

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