South Africa’s Ruling ANC Loses Vote to DA in Nelson Mandela Bay

A man wearing a shirt of the African National Congress (ANC) with a photo of Nelson Mandela walks outside a polling station during South African municipal elections, on August 3. South Africans voted Wednesday in closely contested municipal elections that could deal a heavy blow to the African National Congress (ANC), which has ruled since leading the struggle to end apartheid. Nelson Mandela's former party risks losing control of key cities including the capital Pretoria, the economic hub Johannesburg and coastal Port Elizabeth, according to some polls. / AFP / RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress lost control of the southern municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay, a key port and vehicle manufacturing hub, in a local government election that’s highlighted urban discontent over a stagnating economy and a series of scandals embroiling President Jacob Zuma.

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