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Our Perverse Guide to South African Politics

In the run-up to the South African election, Tommy Dennis presents a 'Perverse Guide to South African Politics.'


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So it’s election season in the republic at the bottom of Africa. South Africans go to the polls on the 7th of May and right now it’s silly season, from Jacob Zuma telling us a year after the Marikana Massacre that “We have a good story to tell,” to the week-long marriage and then divorce of the Democratic Alliance and Agang. So in the run up to the South African elections, a guide is in order– every major political party, the who, what and the why.

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Malawians will be casting their votes yet again after the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the May elections of 2019 had been rigged.

Malawians are casting their votes today after the Constitutional Court annulled the results of the May, 2019 elections due to rigging, Aljazeera reports. Judges made the ruling based on evidence presented to them which included tally sheets which had been tampered with using correctional fluid. Malawi is the second African country after Kenya to ever annul a presidential election over irregularities.
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