[durban] - NEWS JUST IN: ANC wins SA's 6th democratic election

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A supporter holds a placard with the face of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, during the party's final rally at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. File picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Johannesburg - The African National Congress have retained a slim majority of seats in Parliament, giving Cyril Ramaphosa a weak mandate for a full five-year term as president.

Wednesday's election, 25 years after the ANC led South Africa out of apartheid and into democracy for all its citizens, was seen as a referendum on the party. The previous president, Jacob Zuma, became embroiled in numerous corruption scandals while the economy lagged and unemployment and inequality deepened, clouding the legacy of the party's liberation struggle. Zuma resigned in February 2018, and Ramaphosa was elected president by the National Assembly....

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