The DA should be rejoicing right now. With just under six weeks to go before the elections, the party should be sniffing around the ANC with its eyes firmly set on finally vanquishing its nemesis of 25 years. Someone should be putting the champagne on ice. The ANC is the gift that just won’t stop giving: if it’s not scandals about its secretary-general, Ace Magashule, looting the Free State government, then it’s the party’s horrifically compromised parliamentary lists. At this rate ANC elections chief Fikile Mbalula must go to bed every night thinking: "Tomorrow is another scandal." Yet the DA is not putting the champagne on ice. In fact, if you follow these things, the DA is limping along, hoping to, at best, replicate its showing in the 2014 election or suffer no setbacks to its 2009 national election result. The latest Ipsos poll from February-March puts the DA at about 18% of the vote if there is a medium-sized turnout. This would be a terrible showing for a party that started t...

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