Fed-up South Africans lash out at Zuma’s government. Violent protests have erupted in about 20 townships as the urban poor who backed the ANC grow angrier about the lack of improvement to their lives.

by Robyn Dixon

Striking South African municipal workers are monitored by police as they protest in Cape Town. Thousands of municipal workers across the country are into their third day of strikes following a breakdown in wage talks with the South African Local Government Assn. Photo: Nic Bothma / EPA

TOKOZA, SOUTH AFRICA — When he was 13, Celi Xaba protested against South Africa’s white-minority government over the lack of water in his township. Now 29, he’s still protesting, and there’s still no running water in Tokoza. But this time he’s fighting the black-led government that promised salvation from poverty and unemployment.