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Violent Protests Mount Ahead of South African Municipal Vote

Raucous, violent protests have already surfaced ahead of South Africa’s August 3 municipal elections - a trend that analysts say they fear will continue at least until the nation holds its next round of national polls in three years.   “I think it’s clear that things in South Africa will get worse in the next few years economically, politically, in terms of violence,” said analyst Jakkie Cilliers, who heads the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS). As Cilliers was...

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