South Africa’s president is vowing to purge his party of “bad and deviant tendencies” as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections.

The 57% share of the vote was the worst-ever election showing for the African National Congress, which has ruled since the apartheid system of racial discrimination ended 25 years ago.

Low voter turnout also reflected the frustration of many South Africans after corruption scandals around the ANC that led former president Jacob Zuma to resign last year under party pressure.

Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Current President Cyril Ramaphosa in his first speech to supporters since the election win said Sunday he will not appoint leaders who work “to fill their own pockets.”

Ramaphosa is believed to be facing a revolt within the party by Zuma allies.

African National Congress party (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to address a rally at the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress party (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to address a rally at the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses supporters during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses supporters during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party's victory in South Africa's general election and cheer President Cyril Ramaphosa during his speech. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party’s victory in South Africa’s general election and cheer President Cyril Ramaphosa during his speech. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party's victory in South Africa's general election and cheer President Cyril Ramaphosa during his speech. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party’s victory in South Africa’s general election and cheer President Cyril Ramaphosa during his speech. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party's victory in South Africa's general election and cheer President Cyril Ramaphosa during his speech. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party’s victory in South Africa’s general election and cheer President Cyril Ramaphosa during his speech. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, center, with his national executive greets supporters during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, center, with his national executive greets supporters during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party's victory in South Africa's general election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress party (ANC) supporters gather at the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg , South Africa, Sunday May 12, 2019 to celebrate their party’s victory in South Africa’s general election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
African National Congress (ANC) supporters gather outside the party's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, Sunday, May 12, 2019 to celebrate the party's win in elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
African National Congress (ANC) supporters gather outside the party’s headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, Sunday, May 12, 2019 to celebrate the party’s win in elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC), during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, left, dances with party member during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, left, dances with party member during their celebration for election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC) supporters gather outside the party's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, Sunday, May 12, 2019 to celebrate the party's win in elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
African National Congress (ANC) supporters gather outside the party’s headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, Sunday, May 12, 2019 to celebrate the party’s win in elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses supporters during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses supporters during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC) supporters gather outside the party's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, Sunday, May 12, 2019 to celebrate the party's win in elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
African National Congress (ANC) supporters gather outside the party’s headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, Sunday, May 12, 2019 to celebrate the party’s win in elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, left, dances with secretary-general Ace Magashule during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
African National Congress (ANC), president Cyril Ramaphosa, left, dances with secretary-general Ace Magashule during their celebration of the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC) gather during their celebration after the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of African National Congress (ANC) gather during their celebration after the election victory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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