Monday September 21, 2020

Could South African election win be ANC's last chance?

The ruling party has weathered a succession of scandals under its former leader, Jacob Zuma, and mounting public anger over rampant unemployment and sub-standard government services

8th May, 2019
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) at a pre-election rally. Pic: Getty

Siyabonga Matlala is unequivocal about who he’ll support in South Africa’s election today: the same party he’s backed since apartheid ended a quarter century ago.

“I will always vote African National Congress,” the 49-year-old farm labourer said in an interview in Fisantekraal, a shanty town on Cape Town’s outskirts. “There is no reason to change now.”

Opinion polls show the party is on...

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