Despite promises of a manifesto launch, April 6 came and went with little to show from Jacob Zuma’s MK Party. Then, on Friday, the party quietly dropped a 24-page manifesto on its website.

It’s exactly what you’d expect from the radical economic transformation offshoot of the ANC: expropriation of all land without compensation, nationalisation (of the Reserve Bank, mines, banks, insurance companies, ArcelorMittal South Africa and Sasol), reversing privatisation, undoing the “unjust” transition, unwinding a state apparatus beholden to white monopoly capital, and ridding the country of an “alien capitalist culture”...

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