A majority of South African’s have no confidence in the ANC, according to the latest South African Reconciliation Barometer released on Tuesday. The barometer by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) — which was released ahead of the governing party’s elective conference scheduled to get under way in Johannesburg at the weekend — notes that 33% of South Africans reported that they had "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the ANC. The ANC, under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma, has been rocked by several scandals in recent months, with calls mounting within and outside the party for the president to be recalled. However, even fewer South African’s had confidence in the main opposition parties. According to the IJR barometer survey the main opposition parties expected to contend the 2019 national election include the DA and the EFF, in which 23.5% and 19.1% of South Africans expressed confidence in the parties respectively. The barometer survey is condu...

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