South Africa's ANC says must end corruption, infighting to curb decline

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By Mfuneko Toyana and Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG, March 12 (Reuters) – South Africa‘s ruling African National Congress (ANC) needs to end corruption and party divisions, and deliver on promises to tackle poverty if it is to halt a decline in voter support, a party policy document said on Sunday.

The report was produced by the party leadership and comes as the ANC prepares to select a successor to President Jacob Zuma this year. It warned that the party which has ruled virtually unopposed since the end of apartheid in 1994 now faced “declining fortunes”.

The ANC has been under severe pressure to respond with new policies after municipal elections last year when it lost its grip on cities including Pretoria and Johannesburg.

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