Malema trumps Steenhuisen in popularity stakes

Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation, Sthembiso Lebuso from City Press reviews new research from Citizen Survey shows that the Democratic Alliance’s interim leader John Steenhuisen has a lower favourability rating than the EFF’s leader Julius Malema.

Malema’s favourability rating at the end of the year was 26% compared with Steenhuisen’s 15% rating. Steenhuisen beat out ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule by only 2%.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a higher rating than Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan with a 33% favourability. Gordhan, who is in charge of embattled state-owned enterprises, has a 28% rating.


To read the full article in the City Press, click here. 


Picture: EFF leader Julius Malema. (Chanté Schatz, News24)