South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday in what has been touted as the most crucial election since the advent of the democratic era 25 years ago. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has attempted to frame himself as the change candidate despite being deputy to Jacob Zuma during the latter’s second term, which was marked by increasingly brazen corruption and state capture, faces a challenge on two fronts. Moral standing He leads a party that has seen a massive erosion in its moral standing and electoral support after a decade of sluggish economic growth and increasing unemployment. While that has been fodder for opposition parties, forces within the ANC aligned to Zuma have sought to thwart him at every turn, forcing the party into adopting populist resolutions on key issues such as land reform and ownership of the SA Reserve Bank. PODCAST | All hail Kingmaker Malema! SUBSCRIBE: iono.fm | Pocket Casts | Player.fm | Apple Podcasts "We should expect resistance from those who have benefi...

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