Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
4 Jun 2022
8:00 am

2024 Elections: ‘End is nigh’ for ANC

Eric Naki

DECLINE: Months after municipal elections, the ANC vote plummets

In several recent municipal polls, the ruling ANC has lost a huge percentage of its support in by-elections in key areas to opposition parties the Economic Freedom Fighters, ActionSA and the Democratic Alliance. Photo: Rajesh JANTILAL / AFP

The ANC should be worried about 2024, following the sudden loss of the two seats it only won during last November local government elections. More than that, though, there has been a major decline in support over the past decade. Election analyst Dawie Scholtz, who has been tracking by-election and national poll results, zeroed in on the results from ward 53 in Soweto. The ANC’s support in the ward decline from 90% in 2011, to just 32% this week. “The end is nigh,“ he tweeted. Scholtz said the voter turnout in Soweto ward 53 showed that many voters were simply...