South Africans Lose ANC Faith as Opposition Targets Voters

Mpho Magoro left her young daughter in her rural hometown five months ago to seek work in the urban sprawl of a Johannesburg township. With many residents in the area still living in shacks without sanitation, she says her life isnt any better.

For 24-year-old Magoro and many others in Alexandra township, located on the outskirts of Johannesburgs financial center, the ruling African National Congress has failed to live up to its ideals when it took power 21 years ago: too many still dont have jobs, houses nor enough income to lift them out of poverty.

The ANC government has failed to improve the living conditions of the people living here in Alexandra, Magoro, a single mother,