South Africa’s main opposition party is turning to a 33-year-old former resident of the township of Soweto to help it challenge the ruling African National Congress in the nation’s richest province, Gauteng.
To chants of his nickname, “Juju, Juju,” Julius Malema strode by women blowing kisses and men raising clenched fists as he campaigned to whip up support for this year’s election with a call to nationalize South Africa’s mines, banks and land.
South Africa’s main opposition party chose ex-Gold Fields Ltd. Chairwoman Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress’s grip on power.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress starts its campaign today for an election this year that may be its toughest yet as voter disenchantment grows over a lack of jobs and corruption scandals.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress removed leaders from its youth wing and the Limpopo province as President Jacob Zuma moved against opponents a year ahead of elections, according to the Centre for Politics and Research.
South Africa’s ruling party probably won’t remove President Jacob Zuma even after allegations that upgrades of his private home were funded by the taxpayer led to him being booed in front of more than 90 world leaders at a memorial for Nelson Mandela.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said Thuli Madonsela, the nation’s graft ombudsman, is waging a politically motivated campaign to taint the image of President Jacob Zuma and the party ahead of elections next year.