The ANC looks assured of a fourth straight win since defeating white minority rule in 1994 under Nelson Mandela and will make its leader Jacob Zuma president weeks after he was able to get corruption charges dropped on a technicality.Here's hoping for a clean election, fair representation and a better Republic of South Africa for the process.
But the party faces an unprecedented challenge from opposition parties hoping to capitalise on frustration over corruption, poverty and crime, and could lose the two-thirds majority that gives it the right to change the constitution and entrench its power further.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here we go, South Africa
The pundits are all calling this for J. Zuma and the ANC, but it remains to be seen whether the South African Election today will be a walkover.