Mbeki loyalists to form new South African party: report
The political landscape in South Africa continues to be volatile, as reports are coming in today that ousted president Thabo Mbeki and his loyalists are regrouping to retake power.
Disgruntled members of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) are expected to announce the formation of a new political party Wednesday, according to a radio report.
Senior ANC officials loyal to former president Thabo Mbeki, who was forced by the party to resign last month, will gather at 10:00 am (0800 GMT) to announce the new party, Talk Radio 702 reported.
The group is led by former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota, who plans to make the announcement in the radio station's studio, it said.
Lekota -- a fiery speaker whose nickname is "Terror" -- last week wrote a letter accusing the ANC's leadership of "practices that are dangerous to the democracy" that many South Africans had struggled for during the fight against apartheid.