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Rebels from SA's ANC to form new party

world Updated: Oct 15, 2008 16:51 IST
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Rebels from South Africa's ruling party say they will meet next month to discuss forming a breakaway party.

African National Congress veteran Mbhazima Shilowa says a national convention will be held November 2.

Shilowa says he quit the ANC to devote himself to organizing the meeting, at which delegates will also discuss electoral reforms. He says the ouster of former President Thabo Mbeki last month raised questions about whether presidents should be directly elected.

Mbeki was forced by the ANC to quit amid a power struggle within the party between him and the party's leader, Jacob Zuma.