Carol Paton Writer at Large

It is something of a surprise that after the intense focus on the size of the ANC’s majority in the lead up to the general elections, the biggest political fallout of the results will take place inside the DA. The ANC, it seems is projected to get 57% of the vote. This is a significant decrease on its 62% five years ago. It is not as bad as it could have been, nor was it Ramagloriously good. Over the 25 years it has been in power it does show an ANC in long, slow decline which will not easily be reversed even by a remarkable leader. But it was not bad enough to trigger a crisis of strategy or leadership. PODCAST: VF+ rips the rug out from under the DA Within the DA though, which projections show teetering at 21%, a percentage point lower than its result five years ago, there is already concern. Even if it makes it to 22%, the internal dynamics of the party will no doubt have sections within it demanding a review of both strategy and leadership. In the DA, which has been through two ...

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