The Left has been highly critical of the ANC for many years.
The election results in South Africa have come as no surprise to anyone who has been reading the Morning Star, or attending the events around the Durham Miners' Gala.
Or listening to Jeremy Corbyn.
But the fact that those results have been recorded, without apparent reprisal and without significant gains for the violent fringe, is a sign that the country that the ANC created does work politically.
To the extent that it even works against the ANC, when that is what the people want.