South Africa to hold presidential election on May 8

Decades of old promises made by the government have been derailed by corruption.

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    South Africa will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections on May 8.

    It will be the first vote in the country since the resignation of Jacob Zuma in February last year.

    President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his state of the nation address on Thursday and promised to fix the struggling economy.

    Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from Cape Town.


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