Anti-corruption efforts dominate elections in S. Africa

- | 9 months ago

JOHANNESBURGMillions of South Africans will be going to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new government that they hope will address high levels of corruption, unemployment, crime and poverty.

Nearly all political parties vying for this week's parliamentary and provincial seats have pledged to end corruption and reduce crime and unemployment which are major challenges in Africa's most industrialized economy. “We will put an end to the corruption that has ruined our country and betrayed our people.

Any politician or official found guilty will go to jail for 15 years,” Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane told a campaign rally in Johannesburg over the weekend.

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