South Africa's ANC to invite other parties to form government of national unity - Ramaphosa

South Africa's ANC meets to decide on preferred partners to govern

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) will invite other political parties to form a government of national unity, its leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, after a meeting of the ANC's National Executive Committee.

The ANC lost its parliamentary majority in last week's election, meaning it cannot govern alone for the first time since the end of apartheid 30 years ago.

(Reporting by Nellie Peyton and Kopano Gumbi; Writing by Tannur Anders; Editing by Alexander Winning)