ANC may lose 2-3% due to some list names – analyst

- | 4 months ago

The ANC may lose 2-3% of votes in the upcoming elections if it insists on fielding objectionable parliamentary candidates on its lists.

Political analyst Professor Susan Booysen, research director at Johannesburg-based Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, said the ANC would be punished by voters. She said the party’s failure to deal with members accused of unethical conduct had opened it up to an electoral backlash.

“There was clear confirmation from an interview conducted with Fikile Mbalula, ANC head of the elections, that these lists will not be changed before the polls on May 8.

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