South African President Jacob Zuma pledged to intensify efforts to reduce poverty and unemployment and boost economic growth after his party won elections by the lowest margin since it took power 20 years ago.
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.
South African electoral officials started counting ballots as voting stations closed in the nation’s fifth post-apartheid election that is set to extend the 20-year rein of the ruling African National Congress.
Sinolo Msuthu lives in a shack and is irate taxpayers’ money was used to build a swimming pool and amphitheater at South African President Jacob Zuma’s home. He still plans to vote for the ruling African National Congress in tomorrow’s election.
South African President Jacob Zuma promised to consider a national minimum wage, direct his government to procure 75 percent of goods and services locally and create 6 million “job opportunities” in his final speech ahead of May 7 elections.