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The Gathering in Photos : Msimang, Khoza and Zapiro try to answer the question: ‘How did we get here?’

Hundreds of people gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre in anticipation of the Daily Maverick's annual The Gathering despite last minute withdrawal from participation of three of the ANC's presidential contenders. By DAILY MAVERICK.

Comedian John Vlismas acted as MC for the event while Bongani Bingwa moderated panellists Zapiro, Dr Makhosi Khoza and Mavuso Msimang. Photo: Daniel Born

EWN’s editor-in-chief, Katy Katopodis welcomed delegates to the event. Photo: Daniel Born

‘We need to find a new way of organising,’ said Mavuso Msimang. Photo: Daniel Born

Photo: Political cartoonist, Jonathan Shapiro, aka Zapiro at the Daily Maverick’s The Gathering in November 2017. Photo: Daniel Born

Tendai Biti, former Zimbabwean finance minister, spoke about the economic, social and political crises facing Zimbabwe. ‘You cannot kill a rat and eat an elephant,’ he said. ‘The ultimate breaking point came from the persona of Grace Mugabe. You had this amazing woman who is totally disagreeable, whose moral stability is totally questionable.’ Photo: Daniel Born

Photo: ‘You have to understand democratic centralism… within the ANC there is a culture of collective responsibility, whether for good or for bad,’ said Dr Makhosi Khoza at the Daily Maverick’s The Gathering in November 2017. Photo: Daniel Born

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