With more than one third of the ballots counted, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party appears to be headed for another national electoral victory–a result that would see the controversial Jacob Zuma become the country’s third post-apartheid era president. The A.N.C. has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid and its apparent victory this year is not a surprise. However, the party may stand to lose its hold on Western Cape, one of the country’s nine provinces, where Helen Zille, a former anti-apartheid activist who is currently the popular mayor of Cape Town, holds a narrow lead.
Jacob Zuma headed for South African presidency
Zuma would be the country’s third post-apartheid era president