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The survey found that ANC voters were split down the middle on their views about whether conditions in the country had changed for the better since Ramaphosa had taken over as the ANC leader. Photo: Archive
The survey found that ANC voters were split down the middle on their views about whether conditions in the country had changed for the better since Ramaphosa had taken over as the ANC leader. Photo: Archive

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The ANC’s future electoral fortunes continue to be tied up with and are mainly dependent on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s image among the party’s support base, despite the severe damage caused by the Phala Phala farm scandal, according to a recent survey by the Social Research Foundation.

The research, commissioned in July and released this month, looked into the perceptions of mostly ANC voters towards Ramaphosa, as well as the implications of his departure as party leader and head of state.

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