From crime to corruption, South African voters speak out

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- finance.yahoo.com | 5 months ago

JOHANNESBURG, May 8 (Reuters) - South Africans voted in parliamentary and provincial elections on Wednesday, with winding lines at thousands of polling stations where frustration was palpable at the pace of progress since apartheid ended a quarter of a century ago.

In conversations with Reuters reporters around the country, many said they did not trust any of the main political parties to address issues that matter to them. They complained about lack of jobs, high crime, corruption and poor public services - issues the governing African National Congress (ANC), in power since 1994, has promised to address.

Its biggest rivals are main opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

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