ANC Leads In Election, But Support For Nelson Mandela's Party Is Weaker Than Ever
Partial results showed the African National Congress (ANC) strolled toward victory in South Africa’s election on Friday.
However, Reuters reports the party is on course for its worst performance in a national poll in its 25 years in government.
Nelson Mandela's ANC has not won less than a 60% share of the vote since it swept to power in South Africa’s first all-race election in 1994.
Analysts say a poor showing for the ANC would embolden opponents of President Cyril Ramaphosa.