Ranjeni Munusami South Africa 08 May 2014 11:47 (SOUTH AFRICA)
The good thing about the Independent Electoral Commission’s election headquarters is that the politicians thronging there cannot ignore the numbers on the giant screens. Those numbers tell the story of South Africa, and for some parties like Agang, the Congress of the People and the Inkatha Freedom Party, the story is brutal and devastating. Even the flashy convict – turned sushi king – turned politician Kenny Kunene looked a bit nauseated every time he looked up to see his party stuck below 13,000 votes. Politicians build up legends in their heads of what they and their parties are. This week, South Africans gave them a reality check. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.