South Africa’s ruling Africa National Congress launched its party manifesto on Saturday in Port Elizabeth. This is amid calls in the party for its leader Jacob Zuma to resign following the Nkandla scandal. Steering clear of his personal setbacks, Zuma told crowds that the ANC would do more to fight corruption, create jobs and expand access to basic services like water and electricity for millions of poor South Africans. Zuma has been partly blamed for South Africa's economic struggles after he fired two finance ministers within a week late last year which caused a ripple in the markets. Despite a tight race for the ANC party in Port Elizabeth and other parts of the country, Zuma stayed confident that things will be better.
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