South Africa opposition smells upset in municipal elections

A member of South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance said President Jacob Zuma’s rhetoric ahead of Wednesday’s municipal elections is a sign of desperation -that the once mighty African National Congress (ANC) may be losing ground to the opposition in terms of popularity.

VOA stated that President Zuma on Sunday admonished South Africans to vote for the ANC so that the party will continue to improve their lives.

The ANC controls a majority of the country’s 278 cities, but a new opinion poll shows the ANC is threatened in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Port Elizabeth.

Sheila Camerer, a former South African ambassador and a member of the Democratic Alliance party said this time around, many South Africans will not listen to President Zuma because they feel their lives have not been improved under years of ANC rule.