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JOHANNESBURG - The ANC has finally launched its election campaign but the delayed start may have an impact on its results.
The ANC is running about a week behind other parties.
It's now pulling out all the stops.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa and other top leaders will be embarking on door-to-door campaigns.
They're aiming to restore confidence, as many voters have lost faith in the party.
The leaders hope to reverse the failures of the 2016 local polls, which saw it lose major metros.
The ANC also narrowly escaped disaster when it missed a deadline to submit candidate lists.