Ido Lekota
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South Africans vote in local elections

South Africans are voting in local elections after one of the most bitterly fought campaigns in years.

The key campaign issue has been the delivery of basic services like water, housing and jobs.

The poll comes as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) faces criticism that it is not doing enough to improve services for the poor.

The BBC's Karen Allen spoke to Ido Lekota, political editor of The Sowetan newspaper, at a polling station in Soweto who said some ANC supporters would abstain from the vote.

  • 18 May 2011
  • From the section Africa
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