The Race: Ramaphosa in the lead in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga was once a staunch ally of President Jacob Zuma, and aligned to the notorious faction known as the Premier League. The province has emerged as kingmakers heading into the December conference. Video: eNCA
Mpumalanga was once a staunch ally of President Jacob Zuma, and aligned to the notorious faction known as the Premier League. The province has emerged as kingmakers heading into the December conference. Video: eNCA
Mpumalanga was once a staunch ally of President Jacob Zuma, and aligned to the notorious faction known as the Premier League. The province has emerged as kingmakers heading into the December conference. Video: eNCA
13 November 2017- The province will send the second-biggest delegation to the ANC’s elective conference next month. Data suggests the current ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is the firm favourite in that part of the country. ​ Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC's deputy president leads a new poll exploring voter sentiment in Mpumalanga.

The province will send the second-biggest delegation to the elective conference next month.

This data suggests Cyril Ramaphosa is the firm favourite in that part of the country.

etv commissioned a special poll, conducted by MarkData,

Researchers interviewed more than 200 ANC voters during September and October. 47 percent of those polled are backing him to be ANC president.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma takes second spot with 16 percent.

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The poll also tackles corruption.

More than 40 percent of those polled agree completely, while nearly a quarter say there's at least some truth to the statement.

Most voters in the province are demanding accountability from their leader.

Researchers asked about President Jacob Zuma's relationship with the Gupta family. Nearly 68 percent of respondents say the president should be jailed if there's proof of corruption.

Around 10 percent say he should be pardoned while the Guptas go to jail.

The race has only just begun, with data from three provinces now available.

The score, as it stands: Ramaphosa leads in Mpumalanga and the Western Cape, while Dlamini-Zuma is the top contender in KwaZulu-Natal.

The ANC officially chooses its new leader next month.

 

eNCA

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