Such is the enthusiasm for the possibility that the ANC will fall below 50% in the next election that the alternative — that it will get 51% or more — has not been properly contemplated. But that too is a possibility and, should it come to pass, it will leave many as confused as they will be disappointed.  

Underpinning that will be the obvious question: how can it be possible that a party so profoundly inept, so hollowed out and corroded, is still capable of winning the support of so many? ..

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