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Mchunu said the state of the economy was linked to electricity supply and the high level of unemployment, which resulted in many voters not wanting to support the governing party. Photo: Supplied
Mchunu said the state of the economy was linked to electricity supply and the high level of unemployment, which resulted in many voters not wanting to support the governing party. Photo: Supplied

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ANC national executive committee member Senzo Mchunu has admitted that corruption and decay stand at the centre of the party’s marked decline in the recent local government elections.

Speaking about the party’s election results, just over a week after the final announcement was made that the ANC had, for the first time since the first democratic elections in 1994, fallen under the 50% mark, Mchunu said the poor results were expected in light of low service delivery rates and the deteriorating economy, which has led to high unemployment rates in South Africa.

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