Corruption hot topic in South Africa's last election rallies

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- wral.com | 5 months ago

— Campaigning for South Africa's upcoming elections reached a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers, ahead of national polls for president and parliament Wednesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa's African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela which has been in power since apartheid ended 25 years ago, is expected to win the elections but is dogged by allegations of corruption and lackluster economic performance. The ANC's margin of victory is expected to decline from the 62 percent of the vote it received in the previous elections in 2014.

Addressing the ANC's final rally Sunday, Ramaphosa promised more jobs, economic growth and a drive against corruption at the rally.

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