Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
14 Sep 2021
6:10 am

Hasty poll won’t be free or fair

Sydney Majoko

The latest Ipsos poll conducted a month ago points to over 49% of voters still going to vote for the ruling party.

Lines at the voting station in Saulsville in Atteridgeville, Tshwane. Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

One of the biggest lessons from the Covid lockdown for South African voters is that the people they have repeatedly elected into power over the past 27 years will unashamedly find ways to disappoint them by looting state resources, even during the worst crisis the country and the world have faced in recent times. So, it would be understandable if voters were eager to head to the polls to vote them out. But the latest Ipsos poll conducted a month ago points to over 49% of voters still going to vote for the ruling party. And for those most eager...

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