President Cyril Ramaphosa (Deaan Vivier, Netwerk24)
The governing party has had a torrid five years, with state capture and corruption dogging it at every turn.
And it was punished at the polls in the 2016 municipal election. News24 election analyst Dawie Scholtz says the ANC could well suffer more serious losses... but it is quite possible that the R-factor could save it.
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