2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

'Voting ANC is giving it a fat kiss and a mandate to carry on behaving badly'

FILE: African National Congress’s new top six (from L to R): deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, secretary-general Ace Magashule, national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza and treasurer-general Paul Mashatile. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

This idea that a lot of people are advancing… that President Ramaphosa needs a resounding victory… to quieten down factions in his party; that’s absolute nonsense! Some of the idiots you’ve had on saying those sorts of things is driving me mad!

Paul Theron, MD - Vestact

The election results are going to be far messier than people think, said Paul Theron, MD at Vestact on Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show.

What’s more important, said Theron, was an end to all the deferrals.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

I’m giving you a wishy-washy answer because I don’t know…

Paul Theron, MD - Vestact

The outcome is not going to be felt on Friday…

Paul Theron, MD - Vestact

People who vote for the ANC now run the risk of giving it a big fat kiss and a mandate to carry on behaving as badly as it has been in recent times…

Paul Theron, MD - Vestact

We will get a confidence boost… We actually look quite good… Turkey… that sort of thing is unthinkable here… I’m positive we’ll see an uptick…

Paul Theron, MD - Vestact

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