Acid test awaits ANC in the 2019 poll


By PETER DUBE
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party faces its toughest yet General Election come 2019.

Next year’s election will be the sixth since the end of the apartheid system in 1994 as the Rainbow nation will be giving new mandate to the National Assembly and new legislatures in each province.

The ANC faces a stern test from the two main opposition parties – the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

However, a recent study by Ipsos; Pulse of the People, shows the ANC holding 60 percent support among a randomly selected sample of over 3,000 South Africans.

But the ruling party will be wary going into the contest after experiencing the unimaginable in 2016 when it lost control of three metropolitan municipalities –…

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