Helen Zille is running unopposed for a new term as head of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. Her tougher task is to win enough support from the country’s black majority to challenge the ruling African National Congress.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress headed for a fifth consecutive election victory with three-quarters of voting districts counted, even as the main opposition parties chipped away at its dominance.
The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, is battling to quell infighting over its stance on race-based employment quotas that may stall its recent gains among the black electorate in next year’s vote.
Julius Malema, the president of the youth wing of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, may unravel Nelson Mandela’s legacy of a nonracial and inclusive society, the leader of the country’s main opposition party said.