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ANC worried about lost Parliamentary seats

The ANC says it will focus on why it lost Parliamentary seats in last week's elections.

The ANC says it will focus on why it lost Parliamentary seats in last week's elections. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC said it has to focus on why it lost Parliamentary seats in last week's elections.

The party won 62 percent of the vote after claiming 65,5 percent in 2009.

But it went down significantly in Gauteng from 64 percent to 53 percent

Video: Results announced.

The party said it was odd that the party had won more than 60 percent and yet people were focusing on what they lost.

But ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said they needed to examine what happened.

"I must concede that when you lose seats as a political party you worry. It doesn't matter if it's one or two seats."

Meanwhile, on Saturday night President Jacob Zuma used the ANC's victory rally to attack the media and the opposition for focusing on the Nkandla scandal.

He argued they used the strategy only because they had nothing else to offer.

"We can't even know what the opposition is opposing. Be a constructive opposition the people will listen to you. All they have is a mouth to spread negativity all the time."

Picture: EWN.

Zuma added that there was nothing wrong with the upgrades at his Nkandla home.

Video: The ANC celebrates.