If the tone set by the ANC Eastern Cape provincial policy conference on Sunday is anything to go by‚ the province is emerging as a strong anti-Zuma bloc. Following President Jacob Zuma’s 11th-hour cancellation of his commitment to give the national executive committee’s (NEC) political input at the gathering in East London‚ his stand-in‚ NEC member Fikile Xasa‚ pulled no punches against the “Guptas and their friends”‚ calling for their isolation in the party.

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