South Africa: Shock poll shows ANC heading towards 2024 coalition

By Ray Mwareya
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2022 15:03

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, South Africa, July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A shock poll predicting the ANC to fall to 42% of votes, and a wave of resignations from the main opposition Democratic Alliance suggests South Africa will see its first national coalition arrangement in 2024. We ask top South Africa poll forecaster David Scholtz and former Democratic Alliance leader Makashule Gana what will happen next.

Both the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party of President Cyril Ramaphosa and its fiercest rival, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have lost public trust, a high-profile insider who quit mainstream politics tells The Africa Report as a poll predicts that the ANC could face a catastrophic defeat at the do or die 2024 national elections.