So, Ebrahim Patel’s name is missing from the ANC’s list of people to represent it in parliament after the May 29 elections.

That tells us two things: one is how much the ANC values his skills; the other is that it will be difficult for him to be in the cabinet again. Wait, do not pop the champagne corks just yet. Patel must have a strong sangoma, or whatever force it is that has backed him since 2009. ..

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