Johannesburg : Despite widespread discontent with the current government over corruption and unemployment, the ruling ANC is expected to win Wednesday’s fifth democratic election in South Africa since anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela first took power in 1994 after decades of white rule, reports PTI.

The African National Congress (ANC) is largely seen as winning the election again, returning its leader Jacob Zuma for a second presidential term, although analysts are expecting the party to have a smaller percentage of votes than in the last election in 2009.

Despite the considerable dissatisfaction with Zuma’s first term with allegations of corruption, mismanagement and sometimes violent protests about a lack of delivery on basic services, the ANC’s dominance is expected to continue amid a highly fragmented opposition that has also seen former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema taking on his bosses with his own Economic Freedom Fighters Party.

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