If you’ve been one of the thousands of my demographic appalled that I should want to strengthen President Cyril Ramaphosa’s hand in his own dreadful party (by way of voting for it next week) I’ve seen something to really freak you out. The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has just published polling to suggest that if every registered voter were to turn out and cast a ballot next Wednesday the ANC would receive fewer than 50% of the ballots cast. In other words, it would need the support of at least one other party to maintain it in government. Nice hey? I lose. And you? Do you win or lose? Isn’t this what you wanted? The ANC is out of the government. But it can stay in power with the support of the DA or the EFF (I’m simplifying this of course). What should it do? Or what should the DA or the EFF do? The DA and the EFF have sworn not to deal with each other again, following their teenage romance of the past few years in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. The EFF has indicat...

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