Day of Reckoning for ANC as South Africa Holds Local Vote

  • Polls show ANC risks losing control of Johannesburg, Pretoria
  • ANC has advantage of incumbency, most campaign funding

The African National Congress faces the sternest test to its iron grip on South African politics since apartheid ended 22 years ago as rampant poverty, a weak economy and scandals associated with President Jacob Zuma threaten to alienate voters and end its control of key cities.

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