The ANC is expected to lose its electoral majority in the general election, Standard Bank’s early forecasts show. This is the latest survey showing the ruling party is on course to suffer its worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid, heralding a dramatic shift in the SA’s political landscape.

The ANC, in power since 1994 under the leadership of Nelson Mandela and his successors, has been steadily losing its support nationally, amid widespread discontent over corruption, poor delivery of basic services and a stagnant economy that has led to one of the world’s worst unemployment rates...

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