South African election may redraw political map

Aug 1, 2016News


South Africans will vote on Aug. 3 on elections for mayors and local councillors and in so doing they might end up redrawing the nation’s political map.

The Guardian reports that for the first time since taking power in 1994, the African National Congress (ANC) may win less than 60 percent of the votes. and lose control of the biggest cities.

“Surveys show the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) – which calls for a total renewal of South African politics, but has so far had difficulty breaking out of its stronghold in the west of the country – ahead in the most important cities,” the paper reported.

To read The Guardian’s article, please hit this link.