Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
11 Jul 2022
5:00 am

ANC must prepare itself for a big battle ahead of polls

Brian Sokutu

Analysts say the governing party is likely to lose more votes in the next elections, as they have been unable to redeem themselves in the eyes of voters.

ANC supporters at the manifesto launch ahead of the President Cyril Ramaphosa's address in Church Square, Pretoria on 27 September 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Amid the unresolved matter of quarantined Ekurhuleni votes, with Gauteng ANC chair Panyaza Lesufi over the weekend warning delegates attending the final lap of the party’s 14th provincial conference of “battles ahead of the 2024 polls”, the gathering voted in members of the powerful provincial executive committee. But two leading political analysts were yesterday both expecting the ANC to have losses in the next election, taking into account the outcome of the 2021 local government polls, in which the party lost three metros to a coalition of opposition parties. Despite the strategy and tactics and renewal discussion documents having been...