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South Africa is not "falling apart": Zuma

President Jacob Zuma (L) speaks with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein, December 16, 2012. South Africa is not "falling apart" and the ANC can run the continent's biggest economy, Zuma said on Sunday, as he sought to dispel the concerns of rating agencies and investors about sluggish growth.The conference will choose the leadership of the party for the next five years. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

President Jacob Zuma (L) speaks with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein, December 16, 2012. South Africa is not "falling apart" and the ANC can run...more

President Jacob Zuma (L) speaks with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein, December 16, 2012. South Africa is not "falling apart" and the ANC can run the continent's biggest economy, Zuma said on Sunday, as he sought to dispel the concerns of rating agencies and investors about sluggish growth.The conference will choose the leadership of the party for the next five years. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Supporters of President Jacob Zuma cheer at the start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma cheer at the start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma cheer at the start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Delegates make hand gestures calling for change of leadership at the start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of President Jacob Zuma in Bloemfontein December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Delegates make hand gestures calling for change of leadership at the start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of President Jacob Zuma in Bloemfontein December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Delegates make hand gestures calling for change of leadership at the start of the 53rd National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of President Jacob Zuma in Bloemfontein December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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