Corruption allegations against some of its leaders have hit the ANC's election campaign ahead of the upcoming polls, the governing party's head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, said Monday. "It came amid a drop in numbers … Ours has been a task to win the trust of our people," he said . Support for the ANC has dropped in each election since 2009. It fell below 50% nationally in the 2016 municipal elections. Monday marks exactly a month before the May polls. This is a crucial election for the party, which is hoping to increase its national support, with President Cyril Ramaphosa at the helm. It is also fighting to hold onto Gauteng, the country's economic hub, after losing key metros such as Johannesburg and Tshwane to a coalition of opposition parties. Mbalula said the ANC had conducted a survey that showed that there was a perception that the party did not act on the issues of corruption. People said they trusted the ANC but called on the party not to be "wishy washy" about corru...

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