"south Africa will go to the polls on may 8, announces president Cyril Ramaphosa in a speech to the nation in the south african parliament."
"Ramaphosa took over as president for a little over a year ago, then the longtime leader Jacob Zuma pressured to leave the post. But the shift has not led to an economic boost – growth is low at less than one per cent last year and unemployment remains at over 27 per cent. In addition, the reach leadership " from Zumatiden among the ministers, even under the new president."
"But according to Cyril Ramaphosa is south africans, in general, much more hopeful."
"– We went through a period of uncertainty and decreased confidence and trust, but managed to do everything that divides us, he said in his speech."
"The ruling party, the ANC, has lost in the polls, but is still at about 60 percent support before the election campaign."