The Race: The Cape of Storms loses patience with Zuma

A new survey shows many voters are running out of patience with President Jacob Zuma. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC is facing more headaches in the Western Cape, with a new survey showing many voters are running out of patience with President Jacob Zuma.

It also suggests the party’s next leader will have to run a tight ship after several political storms.

eNCA teamed up with research companies, Markdata and African Response to identify trends leading up to the ANC's December elective congress.

Over the past two months, just under 570 people in the Western Cape were interviewed face-to-face, of which nearly 180 voted for the ANC in the past two municipal and national elections.  

In the Western Cape, Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the race for the top ANC job.

42 percent of ANC voters want him as their next president.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma lags behind, with just under 15 percent.

But there is some consolation for Dlamini-Zuma - she's second choice for more than 16% of voters in the province.

Corruption is a hot topic in South Africa, and Western Cape voters are not mincing their words. 

Researchers asked if they think a criminal mafia is running government and state-owned enterprises.

Nearly 49 percent of non-ANC voters say that's completely true. 

And it seems party loyalty plays a limited role, with 42 percent of ANC voters agreeing completely with the statement. 

Just under 8 percent disagree.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) runs the Western Cape.

Of non-ANC voters, 34 percent say the provincial government is doing well in its fight against corruption.

Interestingly, ANC voters are more positive, with 36 percent giving the DA government the thumbs-up. 

 

eNCA

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