ANC will lose power: TCM readers

President Jacob Zuma.

The Cape Messenger readers believe the African National Congress, which has ruled South Africa since 1994, will lose power at the next national elections, scheduled to be held in 2019

National elections must be held five years after the 2014 national elections, so it is likely that the elections will be about mid-year 2019. Our readers believe that the ANC, which has won all the national elections since 1994 with between 60 and 70 percent, will lose this one.

There were elections in 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. President Jacob Zuma’s faction came to power in 2009. There was a marked drop in the ANC vote in 2014, which declined further in 2016’s municipal elections.

Nearly 80 percent of our readers who voted in the poll believe the party will fall from power. This could open the door to coalition governments which could keep the ANC in power – with governing partners. Only 23 percent of our readers believe that the ANC won’t lose power.

This is our poll below:

Will the ANC lose power in 2019?

  • Yes (77%)
  • No (23%)

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