Survey finds voters consider the EFF less corrupt than the ANC

Survey finds voters consider the EFF less corrupt than the ANC

A survey conducted by the Institute of Race Relations has revealed that South Africans feel the Economic Freedom Fighters are less corrupt than the ruling party. The results also revealed that the ANC has rated negatively among voters regarding satisfaction related to service delivery.

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The Economic Freedom Fighters are proving to be the African National Congress' most challenging opponents ahead of the May 2019 elections.

A recent survey carried out by the Institute of Race Relations has revealed that voters see the EFF as less corrupt than the ruling party.

30.1% of participants felt that the EFF would be the best party to fight corruption, despite allegations levied against it's leaders.

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According to The Citizen, the ANC had been negatively perceived among voters on service delivery and in general.

ANC members themselves had contributed to a 51% 'very unsatisfied' rating to the ANC-led government's performance on eliminating corruption in the survey.

Although the ruling party had garnered a negative score, voters still felt that the ANC was in the best position to deliver success in economic growth, crime, healthcare and even land reform.

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The survey found that the ANC's overall support had dived down to 54% in comparison to the 62.1% it had garnered in the 2014 election.

Dirk Kotze, a political analyst, felt that the results were unconvincing as both the EFF and its members have been implicated in questionable instances, such as the VBS Mutual Bank scandal:

“When it comes to corruption, the EFF has not covered itself in glory. But it is generally seen as critical of the ANC and it benefited in perceptions for taking a strong anti-corruption stance during the Zuma era. But since Zuma left, the EFF had nothing tangible to present on anti-corruption."

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