South Africa is voting today and the ANC is facing the biggest challenge to its grip on power since the end of apartheid 15 years ago. But there’s little doubt it will win.
Today we are in Port Elizabeth where the face of Jacob Zuma stares down from posters on flyovers and corrugated iron shacks.
The area has a rich history in the struggle against apartheid, and veterans have told us their stories of imprisonment and beatings, and how the ANC brought them freedom. It runs in their blood they say.
But speak to some young people, and it’s clear they don’t necessarily feel this.
One of the citizen reporters we’ve been working with this week is Lucky – he’s clear that he wants politicians to stop talking about the past, and concentrate on the future.
But Asanda , who’s also been reporting for us, thinks the history matters. She doesn’t like Jacob Zuma, but thinks the party is bigger than one man.
Is the ANC trading on past glories, or can it address the very real problems South Africa faces and provide solutions for the next 15 years?
Our question today is: Does the ANC deserve another term?
Sanda, Lucky and other young South Africans from the townships here will be joining us to discuss this … post your thoughts here and let us know what questions you’d like to ask them.