Gerlad Yona, the leader of South Africa's breakaway party COPE, was shot dead Wednesday as the country voted in otherwise peaceful elections. Yona's wife was also shot during the attack on their family home in Eastern Cape province.
South Africa's ANC party is leading with some 60 percent of the vote in early results from legislative elections. The country has witnessed a record turnout in its fourth general election since the end of apartheid.
South Africa has witnessed a record turnout in the country's fourth general election since the end of apartheid. The ruling ANC is all but guaranteed a comfortable victory, but opposition parties are also expected to make gains.
As in many other developing countries, it's not South Africa’s financial sector but its manufacturing sector that is most at risk. With hundreds of thousands threatening to joing the jobless rolls, the crisis is creeping up among voters' concerns.
South Africans voted in the country's fourth general election since the end of apartheid. The ANC’s Jacob Zuma is widely expected to win. Counting at nearly 20,000 poll stations starts after closing, with early results expected soon after.
Though the ruling African National Congress is expected to win at least 60% of the vote on Wednesday, opposition parties hope to change South Africa's political landscape in the country's fourth election since the end of apartheid.
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela appeared with presidential favourite Jacob Zuma at a pre-election ANC rally and told members that the party's duty was to eradicate poverty while urging unity after months of political infighting.
The scourge of rape may not match corruption and poverty in the agenda of South Africa's upcoming election, but it is nonetheless cause for major concern. Every year, close to one million women are raped across the country.
South Africa's ruling ANC party leader Jacob Zuma (photo) said at a Johannesburg press conference that he expects a "massive turnout" in Wednesday's general elections, which analysts say are likely to win him the presidency.