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The parallel lives of Jessie Duarte and the ANC

24 July 2022 - 00:00

ANC struggle veteran Jessie Duarte’s death this week elicited  praise and eulogising for a woman who had been at the centre of our politics for 25 years, and in the struggle more generally for almost half a century. Her life, with its successes and failings, closely  mirrors  the ANC’s own metamorphosis from idealistic liberation pioneer to cynical defender of a corrupt status quo of which it is the  prime beneficiary. ..

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