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ANC shaken by South Africa election losses

South Africa's main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader Mmusi Maimane speaks to journalists at the counting centre in Pretoria on August 4, 2016The African National Congress (ANC) vowed Friday to learn from bruising local election results that showed South African voters drifting away from the party that led the anti-apartheid struggle. With about 95 percent of the nationwide vote counted, the ANC was ahead overall but recorded its worst electoral performance since white-minority rule fell 22 years ago. The party once headed by Nelson Mandela was on 54 percent — sharply down from 62 percent in the last municipal elections in 2011.

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