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South Africa's political earthquake

South Africa's political resignation that has reopened apartheid era wounds

The resignation this week of Mmusi Maimana, the leader of the Democratic Alliance, the main opposition party in South Africa, has exposed deep wounds from the apartheid era. Andrew Harding examines the implications for democracy in the country.

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Producer: Tim Mansel

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