- A political analyst says that the ANC will win 60% of the vote in this election
- The analyst attributed this largely to a perception that Ramaphosa will take on corruption
- However, he said that the EFF would steal much of the youth vote from the ANC
Political analyst Dr David Monyae predicts that the ANC will get 60% of the vote on Wednesday.
He said this is partly because more and more citizens view Cyril Ramaphosa as being committed to rooting out corruption.
He added that he believed the DA was also struggling to win over more black voters.
Monyae, who works at the University of Johannesburg, also said that the DA's support was being negatively effected due to the party's unclear stance on issues like BEE and land reform, according to The Citizen.
Additionally, he said that some of Helen Zille's controversial comments in recent months might hurt the DA in the Western Cape. Indeed, the DA has also said that there is a possibility they could lose power in the province.
However, Monyae praised Mmusi Maimane's campaign messaging. He said that Maimane's messages were resonating with many voters.
Additionally, he said that the ANC is likely more concerned about the EFF than the DA, as the EFF is expected to win many young voters away from the ruling party.
Monyae also suggested that the ANC would stay in power in Gauteng despite major gains by the DA in the province, as the ruling party maintains the support of the province's black elite, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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