S.Africa's ANC says "nothing to celebrate" after losing majority

Secretary-General of the African National Congress Fikile Mbalula waits to speak at an election rally in Verulam

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress Secretary General Fikile Mbalula said on Sunday that there was nothing to celebrate after the party lost its controlling majority, although it won the most votes in Wednesday's general election.

"The results showed a significant decline in ANC support from previous elections," Mbalula told a press conference, adding that the party would hold discussions with other parties in the coming days.

(Reporting by Nellie Peyton and Olivia Kumwenda; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Joe Bavier)