South Africa's opposition vows war on graft, eyes polls

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JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance promised voters an end to corruption that has tainted the ruling ANC at the launch of its manifesto on Saturday ahead of May polls.

“Our leaders realised they could make money out of every job, out of every contract,” said DA leader Mmusi Maimane, 38, who wore a suit in the party’s signature blue. Endemic corruption has been exposed inside the ruling African National Congress (ANC), the party of Nelson Mandela that has ruled since democracy in 1994, at two warts-and-all judicial inquiries probing official graft.

“It meant a better life for some.

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