Peter Bruce Columnist

If I were President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chief of staff I’d hide the final Institute of Race Relations (IRR) election forecasts away from him. They do not make happy reading for the African National Congress ANC, no matter which wing, or faction, you might happen to be in. The IRR released its final 2019 election predictions late this morning. They include polling up to and including last Saturday. Here is the best way to get into the report:  Or, to summarise, the IRR polling finds that the ANC is unlikely to get much more than 55% of the national vote; it will lose control of Gauteng province and may also lose KwaZulu-Natal. The Democratic Alliance DA will hold on to the Western Cape though it is losing white voters and the Economic Freedom Fighters EFF will gain ground almost everywhere. PODCAST | All hail Kingmaker Malema! SUBSCRIBE: | Pocket Casts | | Apple Podcasts That is pretty much what I suggested in the Sunday Times yesterday and, while it is much more cala...

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