Behind the scenes??? The ANC has been an unofficial arm of the SACP since it was founded.
membership in the ANC has declined radically as the emerging black middle class has become discouraged by crime and the slide of the nation's currency, the rand.
What exactly does middle class mean in a third world country thats rapidly sliding into the stone age?
Guns Before Butter.
There has been and IS a vibrant black middle class ! They are educated, some have more money than many white Americans, and not all of them were / are pro ANCers.
You are 100 % correct about the ANC and the SACP ! That's what the WEST was kept ignorant of , whilst the bleeding hearts LIBERALS attempted to get Mandela ( a KNOWN COMMIE ! ) into the presidency.
There has been, for a very long time, zand still IS a vibrant, well educated black middle class there. Some of whom , preMandela days, were far wealthier, than many American whites. There are still some , and they were not / are not pro the Commies / the ANC. Those, with computer skills and the like, have made a mass exodus, to places that will take them. Some are even in the USA.
The rest of your post, though, is 100 % accurate. :-)