ANC is losing support - survey

2014-01-12 09:00

Johannesburg - A recent survey has found that the ANC has lost huge support – as much as 19% of the national vote - since 2008.

According to the Sunday Independent, the survey, conducted by research company Ipsos, found that the loss appears to have happened between November 2012 and November last year.

Issues contributing to this include the Marikana shooting incident, the scandal around President Jacob Zuma’s R206m security upgrades to his Nkandla home in KwaZulu-Natal and to other ANC leadership issues.

The study also found that new and smaller parties could make some inroads in the national ballot. Ipsos said however, that a second study was scheduled for early this year.

  • Haibo Mfondini - 2014-01-12 09:06

    Viva Dagga Party

      Marev Audioslave - 2014-01-12 09:25

      Imagine Dagga Party's campaign in the stadium. Firefighters from a distance will think the stadium is on fire.

      Etienne Olivier - 2014-01-12 11:46

      The only party with a vision of uplifting the poor for no-one's benefit but the poor. Viva Iqela Lentsango Viva!

  • jan.debruin.3386 - 2014-01-12 09:06

    Take that.

  • Dj-Disco Dee - 2014-01-12 09:10

    Hope the oppositions can use this chance because SOUTH AFRICANS are sick and tired of crimals ruling their beloved country

      Solv Ex - 2014-01-12 09:15

      Il vote Malemato hurt zumad moneyabuser n wives

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-12 09:19

      WTF was that?..

      Marev Audioslave - 2014-01-12 09:29

      I will vote for Malema to hurt Zuma the money abuser with many wives??????????

      Grace Andtruth - 2014-01-12 09:41

      Solv... Malema himself has how many corruption and money laundering lawsuits against him? He won't be an better than zuma! If not worse!!!

      Ritz40 - 2014-01-12 09:42

      Well done Marev. I did not get that.

  • Jowi - 2014-01-12 09:10

    Jesus is comming

  • Piet Lombard - 2014-01-12 09:10

    To the tune of.... Bye-bye Blackbird..

  • Kenny Thokozane - 2014-01-12 09:11

    am one of them

  • Bongani Nsele - 2014-01-12 09:12

    some statistics sauced up with partisan reporting we expect that

      Lukas Ekisjouvaader - 2014-01-12 10:10

      You expect it but doesn't understand it.

  • Fannie Mashilo - 2014-01-12 09:13

    Don't we all wish they could even loose more,or let's hope that the stats isn't accurate the number is double than that in the survey.

  • Bobby Bottletop - 2014-01-12 09:13

    People are waking up and realising that every time you say the words "ANC", someone in the rooms start laughing. Thats what the ANC have come down to - being a complete joke. They should pull out of the elections immediately and apologise to every South African for the shame they have brought upon us.

      Skeyi Denilson - 2014-01-12 09:19

      wake up stop dreaming

  • Solv Ex - 2014-01-12 09:14

    Il vote noma ngingaythand sophela sidlalu Zuma nemize bizayo nabafazi abaninsi Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Colin Craig Broadfoot - 2014-01-12 09:15

    Just made my day. must be all the arrests last year.

  • June July - 2014-01-12 09:16

    If the majority of DA members can change from racism towards black people I might vote for them. But if not I will stick with the ANC.

      Jonathan Woods - 2014-01-12 09:42

      June July, you make a mistake when you call it racism, when it is actually hatred by more educated people of corruption, lies, cronyism, and tribalism. The fact that the majority of the perpetrators are black is just a fact. Open your eyes to reality and get rid of the chip on your shoulder!

      Lukas Ekisjouvaader - 2014-01-12 10:11

      We can of course reverse your statement: If the majority of ANC members can change from racism towards white people I might vote for them. But if not I will stick with the DA.

      Reality - 2014-01-12 10:32

      > agreed 100%!! DA is fully of racists!!just yesterday I received a message on my Facebook inbox, telling me how white people are better than black people, after I had posted something about the land act here. pure racism!!! If you post a racist comment then you should expect a racist return.

      Naas Du Plessis - 2014-01-12 11:44

      I think there is a lot less racist whites. The younger generations don't have the same hatred towards other races (this includes white and black). We need the government who ever they are to do more to integrate people. Government should have developed the rural areas better so they are at the same standard as what we already have built. It will make people more proud and level out the social field.

  • Skeyi Denilson - 2014-01-12 09:16

    where did u get our member ship info fake suvery?

      Mrova Blaza - 2014-01-12 11:04

      It's a survey you moron.

  • Binne Goed - 2014-01-12 09:18

    I doubt it. An earlier survey predicted about 5% which sound more reasonable. Their sheep voters will rather not vote at all than voting for another party. It won't be a surprise either if they take the WC again. In SA people do not vote for things like service delivery, credibility, good governence, etc. It's all about race, sadly.

  • Brown Hair - 2014-01-12 09:20

    The masses are indoctrinated. The ANC will win until the current generation has passed on. Sad but true.

  • June July - 2014-01-12 09:20

    We want the real survey not the predicted one.

      Clive Cellarius - 2014-01-12 09:46

      The survey is relevant to the time it was conducted. Predicting the future rests withe soothsayers and sangomas!

  • Muhammed Bhyat - 2014-01-12 09:20

    This is a refreshing sign of a maturing democracy.

  • Mrova Blaza - 2014-01-12 09:21

    I served my divorce papers on this paper during that Limpopo textbooks debacle, for me that was it.

  • MJ Diphoko - 2014-01-12 09:25

    I also expected ths 2 hppn, since Marikana shooting n Nkandla zoo.

  • Missmizz Sabath - 2014-01-12 09:27

    Is anyone surprised? Apart from those die-hards, that have no brain cells.

  • Peter Leonard - 2014-01-12 09:29

    Have not lost me...........NEVER HAD ME NOR EVER WILL. Boo to the ANC.

  • Solomon Repeant - 2014-01-12 09:31

    anc have done its best,, suppliers electricity, house building, school for free including f.e.t yes in some area it have fail dismally..control over tenders... a mess

  • George Slade - 2014-01-12 09:33

    ZANU PF have been chosen to oversee the IEC,s supervision of the election and correct any "irregularities" !

  • Motlalepula Matshwe - 2014-01-12 09:33

    Ipsos where did you do your survey on new24

      Phungo Lesley Raphalalani - 2014-01-12 09:35

      In nkandla

  • Boikanyo Mahlasela - 2014-01-12 09:36

    Have u forgotten what happened in Tlokwe recently.Is dat de party which is losing.Mbombela rally showed de strength of de ANC.People don't have an alternative 2 de ANC.

  • Skeyi Denilson - 2014-01-12 09:36

    if you here from the media ANC is number 1 EEF (grand child) number 2 amnye ngumgwenye nje

      Sean Lock - 2014-01-12 09:47

      Hey buddy who on earth is the EEF never heard of them. Also the media has to say that and they not even MP's imagine how scared the media is. LOL !!!!

  • Mlondolozi Matshini Ka Dumba - 2014-01-12 09:36

    The ANC is losing support because of president Zuma. He is a problem but people inside the party are too afraid of him and afraid of losing their positions once they oppose him just look at what happened to tokyo to mention just one. I love the party itself and i wud love to see Zuma steps down.

      Karen Dreyer Janisch - 2014-01-12 10:27

      And sadly regarding elections, many SA are threatened to vote for ANC otherwise they will be killed. What happened to free and fair elections for all.

  • Louis - 2014-01-12 09:39

    Guess the loss in support is due to the ever growing percentages of people passing matric;-)

  • Bobby Bottletop - 2014-01-12 09:44

    ANC's motto: "How can we rape this country and it's people today?"

      Soula Foord - 2014-01-12 10:46

      Funny that I thought that was the EFF motto!

  • Joel Mashabane - 2014-01-12 09:48

    Survey or not, anc wil win the elections, we can't vote eff 'omafikizolo' shame shame shame eff, da, cope etc.....!

      Bobby Bottletop - 2014-01-12 09:52

      Yes Joel, they probably will win. BUT ONLY because democracy given power to a large number of stupid people, to put one of their own stupid people into power. If this country had majority civilised people, the ANC would not get anywhere.

      Teflon Don - 2014-01-12 09:56

      Spoken like a naïve nitwit ...with a low brain usage

      Clive Cellarius - 2014-01-12 09:58

      They will win, but with a smaller majority.

      Colin Malan - 2014-01-12 14:18

      Bobby Bottelkop.. In case you have not realized it, your type of degrading comment is helping the ANC.. Try some uplifting or encouraging comments which , if really meant will make great strides in uniting the different cultures for the sake of good governance

  • Makola Jack Mokgokong - 2014-01-12 09:50

    All S Africans should thank god for bringing Julius Malema by weaken Zanc,although we dnt like his policies,SA wil be a better place because of his fearles character.Everyone in anc top positions r waiting for Tsuma to be powerles before they can talk bad abt him,so juju wil change SA for a better place

  • Bokaba Collen - 2014-01-12 09:52

    Good thing they Opening up New Parties like EFF!!!!

      Fannie Mashilo - 2014-01-12 10:03

      And that will be from bad to?

      Karen Dreyer Janisch - 2014-01-12 10:21

      It the fat leading the fat into the frying pan!

  • Juluka Watson Mabasa - 2014-01-12 09:52

    The results of being loyal to Zuma ANC will loose more votes this year.

  • DonGio007 - 2014-01-12 09:53

    “People want leadership, Mr. President. And in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage. And when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand.” “... We've had presidents who were beloved, who couldn't find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don't drink the sand because they're thirsty. They drink the sand because they don't know the difference.”

  • Lesedi Afrika - 2014-01-12 09:56

    The anc will only be a better party when it only has 51 percent of the vote, and they are slowly getting there, unless they adopt Zanu-PF tendencies and rig elections.

  • Msemarah - 2014-01-12 10:08

    I've never heard anything positive about the ANC on News24.

      Karen Dreyer Janisch - 2014-01-12 10:10

      There is nothing positive about the ANC anywhere.

      Udzai Munhumumwe - 2014-01-12 10:23

      They get praises every day for "distributing" 7% of Land to blacks in 20 years under willing buyer and willing seller scheme. How a willing buyer of land becomes "ANC's orderly Land Reform" escapes me. 20 years, 7%! Give The ANC a Bells!

      Mthandazo Mk Nkiwane - 2014-01-12 10:50

      me too"

  • Karen Dreyer Janisch - 2014-01-12 10:08

    I certainly hope that people have come to realise that the ANC are only power and money hungry and actually don't give a rats ass about the people in our country, yet alone the country itself. Whichever party will make a difference to SA has my support. By saying a difference, meaning at improving all living areas for all people, creating jobs, decreasing the cost of food, and much more. Irrespective of colour or creed, that party will have my support and vote, but definitely not the ANC!

  • Siyabonga Lampard Mdlalana - 2014-01-12 10:09

    i am one of them count me in... I am OUT frm the blackbirds!

  • Luzuko Tosh Plaatjie - 2014-01-12 10:11

    known fact. EFF is advancing.

      Reality - 2014-01-12 10:41

      Not so sure if it is fast enough - they have 4% of the vote. However, I do believe their stunt of handing over a house built by the EFF to a woman 300 m from Zuma's "Palace" was absolutely brilliant!

      Jan Theunissen - 2014-01-12 13:32

      every party that breaks away from the ANC will weaken the ANC a little. EFF might only now have 4% but they will get a little stronger and take more votes away from the ANC. It's my opinion that to why the EFF built a house to close to zuma's 'place' is cause they want to cause a stir. They want to be in the news.

  • Sean Lock - 2014-01-12 10:12

    Is it not obvious that you will loose market share if you LIE to ordinary people for 10 yrs straight. Only the uneducated will keep on believing the lies. But thank God there are a lot of educated people out here. Who can actually buy there own T-shirts by now. Mr Z "you did it to yourselves". You have mande Mr Mandela so proud mr Z. Shame opn you.

  • Udzai Munhumumwe - 2014-01-12 10:13

    Why can't the report simply say EFF will make inroads in national polls instead of saying "New Parties", We all know the Agang led by millionaire businesswoman is a still birth.

      Reality - 2014-01-12 10:44

      Probably because what "we all know" is not really the truth? According to the poll, EFF will only get 4% which is far from the percentage that the ANC lost

  • Elliot Constable Gxolo - 2014-01-12 10:20

    This is a bogus survey, it sounds like an opinion piece. No facts, no data, no stats, nothing... It would be great if the ANCs majority came down to just over 50%, we all would benefit from that.. Coz I for one am gatvol of what this government is doing... But please don't invent news or try to influence the electorate by such fabricated reports...

      neels.fourie.33 - 2014-01-12 11:40

      Tell that to a well respected research company like Ipsos - maybe they will respond to your comments.

      Theaverage Person - 2014-01-12 13:33

      Your conclusions about the report does exactly what u are critics sizing. lol

  • Armistice Alroid de Leeuw - 2014-01-12 10:21

    Clifton Moloto,this one's for you. Enjoy the reading.Fabulous reading material.

  • Johannes Merwe Nest - 2014-01-12 10:47

    saam vreet ons,maar val apart.

  • Pitso Kobeli - 2014-01-12 10:48

    Zuma said the manifesto was a pledge to move South Africa forward. He said it was coherent, realistic and achievable. I like that statement very true if all of us can be committed and dedicate to with what they do and stop pushing self interest, this country can realise socialism.

      neels.fourie.33 - 2014-01-12 11:33

      One should keep in mind that a manifesto should consists of goals (eg., 6million jobs in 5 years) and actions to achieve the goals (eg., how are we going to create the additional 6 millions jobs). The goals mentioned sound good, but I have not yet seen the plan/s to achieve the goals. Without action plans the goals are simply empty promises! Once we have the plans, we can start working to achieve the goals; without plans we cannot do anything.

  • Ray Rhee Raymond - 2014-01-12 10:52

    Viva EFF viva,change is needed even due its painful,down ZANC down

  • Amo Shaz Molaudi - 2014-01-12 10:57

    I love Anc...en am an Anc member... But not happy wif the leadership...too much betrayal, corruption en idiotic happening.... Not surpriced if it loses...

  • Binne Goed - 2014-01-12 10:59

    The interesting thing for me is whether the ANC will ever regain these votes that they have been losing steadily in the last 12 years or so.

  • Mandla Nkunzie - 2014-01-12 11:04

    Yeah! Right! Unreliable source where are the terms of reference for this survey may they went to a bar full of drunk people, it just another propaganda let wait and see the results of the election

      neels.fourie.33 - 2014-01-12 11:37

      @Mandla, I can see that you are not well schooled in the methodologies of conducting market research.

  • Binne Goed - 2014-01-12 11:15

    ANC to gain support. You've heard it here first.