The ANC is considering forming a government of national unity (GNU) with other minority parties as it begins post-election negotiations after suffering a dramatic fall in electoral support. 

That would allow for two deputy presidents chosen from various parties, according to ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula. This would be similar to the GNU established after the dawn of democracy which was led by Nelson Mandela as president and FW de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki as deputy presidents. ..

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