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no it's on course for victory in South Africa's national election the ruling ANC may not have much cause for celebration , that's because with more than eighty percent of voting districts counted the former liberation party of Nelson Mandela is heading for its worst national election result , as of Friday morning the agency was seen to be leading with around fifty seven percent well the main opposition Democratic Alliance was that's twenty percent and the leftist economic freedom fighters on ten percent , for the agency it's a bittersweet result it has not one less than a sixty percent share of the vote in south Africa's first all race pull in nineteen ninety four , twenty five years later and the electorate has expressed its frustration of rampant corruption high unemployment and racial inequalities that persists two and a half decades after the end of apartheid , casting my vote I expect change is good Cyril ramaposa has been trying to reverse a slide in the agency support with promises to improve public services create jobs tackle corruption and Hasted land reform , but his efforts have been constrained by divisions within his own party , he won an internal party leadership election in December twenty seventeen narrowly defeating a faction allied to scandal plate so my head of state Jacob Zuma analysts say a poor showing for the agency in this election will embolden run opposes opponents and risk a potential challenge to his leadership