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Editorial: South African democracy survives the sordid presidency of Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma stepped down as president of South Africa on Wednesday, leaving a nation weakened by his nine years of rule yet in the hands of the same political party - the African National Congress - that has won every election since universal suffrage began in 1994. Zuma's fate was sealed when the ANC rejected his preferred candidate for party leadership in December in favor of anti-apartheid leader-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa. The job was completed last week when the ANC-dominated

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