Opinion poll: Support for South Africa's ANC is on the wane

A new opinion poll conducted in South Africa has more bad news for President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party after showing that support for the party is decreasing.

Apr 12, 2024 - 08:46
Opinion poll: Support for South Africa's ANC is on the wane
An opinion poll conducted by the Social Research Foundation, has shown that the party can get 37 percent of the vote in the May 29 election.
You have also noticed that former President Jacob Zuma's downtrodden new party, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), could become the third largest party in the country after next month's elections.
On Tuesday, the Electoral Court ruled that Zuma can run in the election despite a constitutional provision barring candidates who have served 12 months or more in prison.
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In the 2019 elections, the ANC got 57.5 percent of the vote, the lowest since taking power in 1994.

The result of less than 50 percent of the votes predicted for the ANC means that it will have to enter into a coalition with smaller parties to be able to lead the country again.
Another recent opinion poll by the Brenthurst Foundation and SABI Strategy Group estimated the ANC's support at 39 percent.
However, the third largest party in South Africa in parliament, the EFF, questioned the results of the survey.
The ANC's popularity has been declining due to the economic recession, high unemployment, corruption scandals, power outages and rampant crime in South Africa.../