But he was sticking with the ruling party for now, despite the travails of its RS gold leader. "Zuma doesn't make decisions alone so the ANC is not Zuma alone, it's a collective," said the 32-year-old.Zuma survived an impeachment vote in April after the Constitutional Court said he breached the law by ignoring an order to repay some of the $16 million in state funds spent on renovating his private home.
In December, he was widely criticised for changing his finance minister twice in a week, sending the rand plummeting and alarming investors. The currency has since recovered.Zuma has said he would repay some of the funds spent on his home and rejected the accusations. But anger is rising in a country on the brink of recession.
Analysts predict a downgrade by ratings agencies to "junk".The leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by firebrand Julius Malema, Zuma's one-time protege and former ANC youth leader, is another challenger. Malema plans to redistribute among poor blacks wealth still mostly in white hands.In Johannesburg, Edward Mariba, 44, said he RuneScape gold voted for the EFF.
I wanted to give the new kids on the block a chance."ANC loyalists said they remained confidentDanny Jordaan, the ANC mayor in Nelson Mandela Bay municipality who lead South Africa's successful bid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, said he expected the ANC to win at least 55 percent of the vote.