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Promises, promises as ANC is again forced to face SA’s dire poverty

Community tells David Mabuza they are living in a ‘graveyard’ – prompting him to make a bold pledge

Zimasa Matiwane, Zingisa Mvumvu and Qaanitah Hunter

As the ANC commemorated 108 years since it was founded, the party’s deputy president was confronted with deplorable living conditions in Upington.

Africa’s oldest liberation movement, the ANC, which has governed South Africa for the past 25 years, still has a steep hill to climb in liberating the country from dire poverty and poor prospects for a better life for all.

Deputy president David Mabuza had to make an unplanned detour to a grape farming community in Plangeni, outside Upington. He was asked by a community leader, Larry Hammer, to come and witness their living conditions...

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