S.African president says ANC poll victory 'certain'

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1 / 2 Ramaphosa pledged to wipe out corruption and make the government accountableRamaphosa pledged to wipe out corruption and make the government accountable (AFP Photo/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA)Johannesburg (AFP) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said victory was "certain" for his ruling ANC party in Wednesday's general elections despite corruption, high unemployment and widening inequalities marring its 25 years in power.

"We've met people without jobs, decent houses, proper education," he told a crowd of some 50,000 gathered at Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium on Sunday, closing the African National Congress's election campaign. "Today we say to the people of South Africa we have heard you," he said.

"Yes we have made mistakes but it is only those who are doing nothing who don't make mistakes.

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