AAP#13: Are South Africa’s local election results the beginning of the end for the ANC?

Is the writing on the wall for President Jacob Zuma? Credit: GCIS.

Is the writing on the wall for President Jacob Zuma? Credit: GCIS.

Not least due to the underwhelming performance and controversial behaviour of President Jacob Zuma, the ANC experienced a historic low in last week’s local elections. Together with Nick Branson and Nompumelelo Runji, we discuss the details of the outcome, analyse winners, losers and surprises, and ask how the ANC could come back from this setback, if it can.

[See: South Africa’s local elections: reasons for each party to be happy and sad]

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  • Some of Nick’s excellent articles on the context of the election
  • All results of the Election in a nice interactive map

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One thought on “AAP#13: Are South Africa’s local election results the beginning of the end for the ANC?

  1. The main reason for the ANC lower performance is that they have not re-distributed enough wealth from White South Africans to the blacks. The ‘next’ black government in SA will take it all and maybe even their White lives as well.

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