DA slides, EFF rises but Cyril Ramaphosa scores in recent survey

DA slides, EFF rises but Cyril Ramaphosa scores in recent survey

A recent survey compiled by the University of Johannesburg has shown that Cyril Ramaphosa is trusted; at least in comparison to former president, Jacob Zuma. The Democratic Alliance showed signs of losing support, while the Economic Freedom Fighters rose 3%.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be a glimmer of hope for South Africans, according to a recent study.

The ANC leader scored 55% while his predecessor, former president Jacob Zuma, had only recieved 26% of Mzansi's support in 2017.

The DA slid down to 13% of support, dropping 9%, while the Economic Freedom Fighters rose to 9% from 6%.

According to The Citizen, the study had been complied by the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Joburg and had showed that SA trusted Ramaphosa twice as much as Zuma.

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The president's 'new dawn' has managed to bring back voters who had previously turned their back on the ruling party. The survey showed that South Africans believed that the ANC still had potential to secure a majority this election.

Participants chalked their renewed support of the green-and-gold up to Ramaphosa's leadership changes, despite the party appearing divided and its members' numerous implications in state capture.

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The study had found that voters cast their ballots based on the belief that a party would bring a better life (65%), bring freedom and democracy (62%) and trust in the party (62%).

Other interesting results found that trust in law enforcement agencies and social development had risen, while trust in the media and the justice system had declined.

Land expropriation without compensation had seen 34% of support, with compensation supported by 46% while 20% remained unconvinced of the policy.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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