South Africa local elections: ANC set for worst result

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South Africa local elections: ANC set for worst result

Post  Sirop14 on Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:00 pm

South Africa local elections: ANC set for worst result
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From the section Africa
Election officials sort ballots during municipal elections in Manenberg on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016Image copyrightAP
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The election passed off peacefully, the electoral commission reported
South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) looks to be facing its biggest electoral setback since the end of apartheid with most votes now counted in local elections.
The party is trailing its main rival, the Democratic Alliance, in Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Pretoria.
The ANC is in the lead nationally and many results have yet to come in.
Unemployment and corruption scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma have tarnished the ANC's image.
"We have shown some incredible growth," Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane told 702 radio.
"We call this the change election because we felt that it was a referendum on Jacob Zuma as a national figure, but we also had a referendum about the future of South Africa."
Final results are expected on Friday.


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