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Mandela’s Death Sparks Political Debates in South Africai
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December 16, 2013 3:12 PM
The death of South African icon and former president Nelson Mandela has plunged the nation into a political debate before next year's elections. At Mandela's memorial service last week, current President Jacob Zuma was booed by the crowd - an act which some see as a potential turning point in South African politics. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Johannesburg voters are increasingly upset with the party that Mandela brought to power, the African National Congress.

Mandela’s Death Sparks Political Debates in South Africa

Published December 16, 2013

The death of South African icon and former president Nelson Mandela has plunged the nation into a political debate before next year's elections. At Mandela's memorial service last week, current President Jacob Zuma was booed by the crowd - an act which some see as a potential turning point in South African politics. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Johannesburg voters are increasingly upset with the party that Mandela brought to power, the African National Congress.


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