South Africa's Main Political Party Is Basically Falling Apart
The African National Congress had its worst election since 1994.By Eugene Daniels | August 5, 2016
South Africa's political landscape is currently experiencing some major changes. The African National Congress — the party of Nelson Mandela — just had its worst election since 1994.
After years of a struggling economy, rising unemployment and scandals starring ANC member and President Jacob Zuma, the party that ended apartheid has seen a major decline in support. That decline has aided the rise of more radical groups like the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters.
Up to this point, the ANC has basically been counting on historic support from blacks all over South Africa to win elections, but that support continues to disappear.