South Africa’s ANC seeks to reverse sliding support in tough election

South Africa’s ANC seeks to reverse sliding support in tough election

The African National Congress in South Africa faces its toughest electoral test on Wednesday, seeking to reverse a slide in support from voters frustrated by rampant graft and racial inequalities. The national election is the first under President Ramaphosa, who replaced scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa is trying to restore faith in the governing party once led by Nelson Mandela.

Hannibal 1 year

PLEASE read the Reuters piece; it's downright hilarious. They completely ignore skyrocketing violent crime and murder rates compared to Apartheid SA. They gloss over the booming industrial and service economy prior to Mandela despite crippling sanctions. They fail to mention infrastructure is crumbling, particularly the power grid and water works. And it's an open secret that land "reform" is returning productive farmland over to a fallow or subsistence state to the point where imports are required to avoid grain shortages.

Hugo Stiglitz
Hugo Stiglitz 1 year

The ANC has always conducted itself in a mature, professional and forward thinking manner with the utmost of integrity I'll have you know.

Wino-wisdom 1 year

While I'd love to see a turn around and the DA [or at least a coalition] run the country for a period of time to help right the ship, the poor majority will be promised 'the world' again, and will fall for it unfortunately. I'd love to be proven wrong though. I miss you Africa

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