White voters could save the ANC from losing control of Gauteng, if the party's internal poll is to be believed. The survey has uncovered a significant increase in the number of white voters who say they intend to vote, or are considering voting, for the party on May 8. White voter support is at 8%, the highest ever for the party, according to Gauteng premier and party provincial chair David Makhura. In addition, 23% of whites polled said they there were considering voting for the ANC. Party leaders attribute the results to President Cyril Ramaphosa's popularity. "We have never had [such high support among white voters], even during the Mandela years," said Makhura. He said the ANC's growing popularity among white voters had forced DA leader Mmusi Maimane to get "preoccupied with organising whites", the traditional voter base of the DA. Gauteng is one of the provinces the opposition identified as within its grasp after the ANC lost control of Johannesburg and Tshwane in the 2016 loca...

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