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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:58 - Updated Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:58

South Africa's ANC wants to avoid split after vote: senior official

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is doing everything possible to avoid a split in the party after elections for a new leader this month, a senior official running for the top job said on Wednesday.

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The ANC has been beset by infighting as factions supporting different candidates to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party leader have jostled for influence.

“Splits are never planned, but we are doing everything to ensure that there is no need for members of the ANC to split,” Zweli Mkhize, the ANC’s treasurer general, told Reuters. Reuters

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