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Vol 64 No 24

Published 30th November 2023

South Africa

Advisors abandon ship amid poll storm

The presidency has been hit by a wave of resignations as doubts grow about his political survival

Key advisors to President Cyril Ramaphosa have been quitting as signs grow that support for the African National Congress (ANC) will below 50% of the vote in the 2024 national and provincial elections. This would require the party to form a coalition to govern in which case, Ramaphosa is likely to resign voluntarily, or be forced to do so by the party's national executive.

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