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South Africa: Shock poll shows ANC heading towards 2024 coalition

By Ray Mwareya

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Posted on August 26, 2022 13:03

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.

Makashule Gana, 39, former DA member of parliament and ex-deputy federal leader, dramatically quit the party last week. His departure follows that of high-profile young black leaders – from ex-president Mmusi Maimane, ex-parliament leader Lindiwe Mazibuko, to party presidential finalist Mbali Ntuli – who have quit the DA in the last two years.

In a scathing public letter, he said the DA is moving toward “never regaining public trust”. “We need a new way of doing politics in South Africa. The DA has lost ambition. The ANC has completely lost the

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