Workers On Wednesday: The 2019 National Elections – Any hope for the Working Class?

Since 1994, the African National Congress (ANC) has consistently captured the majority of black working class voters. Consequently it has been the ruling party since the first democratic elections. But in recent years it has suffered a major credibility crisis due to its brutal repression of working class strikes and protests, lack of service delivery to poor communities, mismanagement and corruption as well as direct theft from the poor such as the SASSA and VBS scandals. Already this has caused the ANC to lose power in major metros such as Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.

In today's show we assess and analyse where the votes of the majority of South Africans, the black working class, are likely to go.

With us to discuss this we have….

Shaheed Mohammed, from the Socialist Revolutionary Party: &
Dale Forbes, Independent Political Analyst