Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
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24 Nov 2021
5:32 pm

Things could get worse for ANC in 2024 elections, if they don’t shape up

Rorisang Kgosana

The ANC needs to correct course, unless it wants to see a repeat of their current quandary after the 2024 elections.

The ANC's head of elections Fikile Mbalula at the IEC's results operational centre in Pretoria on 2 November 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Although voters have different reasons dictating where they put their cross in national elections than in local government elections, the past polls' numbers could be a warning of what to expect in 2024, if the ANC continues on its current course. While the ruling party received most of the votes across the country’s municipalities, they failed to reach the 50% mark in most of the big metros, leading to opposition parties banding together to boot them out of power. “With local government elections, even though you vote for a party, you know the candidates that are there and some candidates...