The Heat: South African elections

The Heat

South Africa Elections

Official results are not expected until Saturday, but the ruling African National Congress is expected to hold onto its power securing incumbent President Cyril Ramaphosa a five-year presidential term.

The ANC has ruled South Africa since of the fall of apartheid in 1994, but over the years has lost support from voters disillusioned by corruption and high unemployment.

CGTN’s Angelo Coppola reports from Johannesburg.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Thabi Leoka is an economist based in Johannesburg.
  • Terence McNamee is a global fellow for the Africa Program at The Wilson Center.
  • Trust Matsilele is a political analyst and campaign strategist.
  • Mike Law is a research associate with the Paternoster Group: African Political Insight.

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