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A growing number of South Africans disillusioned by democratic processes and public institutions are open to being led by a benevolent dictator if the chosen leader fixes the problems facing the country.

This was revealed at a research seminar of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.

The findings were from a survey on South Africans' views on elections and accountability and were presented by Afrobarometer and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's head of research and policy Jan Hofmeyr.

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