Faced with the possibility of losing its electoral majority for the first time in three decades, the ANC has unleashed its political might by deploying veterans on the campaign trail as it bids to restore its credibility.

Corruption allegations, factionalism and the emergence of splinter parties such as uMkhonto weSizwe (MK), COPE and the EFF have all helped to weaken the ANC. For the first time in more than 30 years it faces a real chance of failing to win a majority...

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