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S. African party seen as weakened

Scandals eat at influence of Mandela’s party, experts say

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Photographs by AP/MARK WESSELS

African National Congress supporters celebrated Tuesday outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, after President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote.

Although South African President Jacob Zuma escaped a no-confidence vote this week, allegations of corruption and poor governance have significantly weakened his African National Congress party, the once-potent organization of Nelson Mandela, observers say.

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