African National Congress Leader Raises Concerns

Jacob Zuma, leader of the African National Congress, and most probably the next president of South Africa, is raising questions not only in his country’s business community, but in other nations concerning his desire to support the current economic position of his nation. He will be visiting Secretary of State Condi Rice next week, and she most probably will seek to find out more about his plans for the South African economy and his approach to the topic of HIV. President Mbeki, who recently resigned, had controversial ideas about treatment of HIV.

Zuma has formed alliances with left wing groups in South Africa. However, he also faces a division within his own ANC may cause him to lose considerable support.