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FEB 03, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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South African activist scraps pact to challenge Zuma for presidency

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Prominent South African activist Mamphela Ramphele has backtracked on a week-old pledge to run for president for the main opposition Democratic Alliance, frustrating the party's push to win more black votes in an election just months away. A physician, author and former partner of the late activist Steve Biko, Ramphele said last week she would challenge President Jacob Zuma as the DA's candidate, a potential turning point for a party keen to ditch its image as a guardian of white privilege. But Monday's about-face could spell the end of ... Read More

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