The South African Citizen Survey has found that only 27% of nationals feel that South Africa is on the right path. While this is down from last year, it is still higher than the rate experience while Jacob Zuma was in power.
A recent survey has revealed that confidence in the country has flagged from the 68% experienced during the height of 'Ramaphoria', but remains slightly higher than when Jacob Zuma had been president.
According to the South African Citizen Survey only 27% of adult South Africans felt the nation was moving in the right direction.
Reza Omar, from Citizen Surveys', commented on the results saying that:
“Although this is down from the 68% peaks of ‘Ramaphoria’ (April-June 2018), it is still very high when contrasted against Zuma’s resignation period in February 2018 where his presidential job approval rate was a low 22%.”
Omar felt that the survey was an indication of South Africans wanting tangible and positive change in 2019:
“The flip side is the data showed 66% of South Africans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction – this despite a much greater confidence in Ramaphosa than his predecessor Jacob Zuma,”
According to The Citizen, the current political climate in the country has made it difficult for locals to remain enthusiastic:
“While the data shows some optimism remains, it is clearly being tempered by political realities.”
It appears as if President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to up his game, should he wish to continue enjoying support. However, the data shows that he is dangerously close to sharing the same fate as his predecessor.
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