Researchers find Ramaphosa has more Mpumalanga support than DD Mabuza

The survey was released on Friday last week and shows the businessman is gaining too much of people’s confidence.


A survey has showed that ANC deputy leader DD Mabuza has less support in the Mpumalanga province than leader Cyril Ramaphosa.

The survey was conducted by Ipsos South Africa and was released on 17 August 2018.

3 600 people were interviewed across the country between May and June 2018 and showed that only 46% of the people interviewed agreed that the future of the ANC was bright and 54% said it was bleak.

Ramaphosa has less ratings in the Western Cape, a stronghold for the DA, in the Eastern Cape, the province that supported him as well as in KZN but has high rating in the other provinces.

In Mpumalanga, the President tops Mabuza – his stronghold province, scoring 8.5 out of 10 and Mabuza 6.1 (10 means full support and 0 no support).

“As can be expected, larger proportions of supporters of the main opposition parties (the DA and the EFF) agree that the ANC has an uncertain future, but it is interesting to note that over half (52%) of ANC supporters also agree. Only one in every five South Africans (20%) feel certain about the future of the party,” the researchers said.

Researchers find Ramaphosa has more Mpumalanga support than DD Mabuza

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Ramaphosa’s current national rating is at 7.3 from 5.1 in November 2014 when he was still battling the negative image brought by the killing of workers in Marikana.

In the Eastern Cape, Ramaphosa’s rating was 6.5, and in KwaZulu-Natal 6.3 and another 6.3 in the Western Cape.

In the Western Cape, DA leader Mmusi Maimane received a 5.7, while Ramaphosa is rated 6.3.

The Ipsos poll also found that supporters of the DA and of the EFF rated Ramaphosa’s performance higher, above 5.

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(edited by ZK)

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