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Analysts believe ANC 'could be' worried about polls

Political analysts say movements like #ZumaMustFall will cause serious damage to the ANC heading to the polls.

People call for the removal of President Jacob Zuma with the hashtag #ZumaMustFall. Picture: @Our_DA.

JOHANNESBURG - Political analysts and anti-corruption activists say if President Jacob Zuma makes any more mistakes, after the removal of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister, movements like #ZumaMustFall will cause serious damage to the ANC as it heads to the polls.

With municipal elections expected next year, speculation is rife that Zuma's move to replace Nene with David van Rooyen for only four days, just to replace him again with Pravin Gordhan, may cause the ruling party to lose some votes.

The rand fell to a record low and is battling to recover since the president's announcement last week.

WATCH: Thousands of Capetonians march under #ZumaMustFall.

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says although Zuma and the ANC don't appear to be bothered by today's #ZumaMustFall movements across the country, he believes the ruling party is 'surely concerned'.

"The ANC is more anxious about what may also add into the current situation through some action or statements."

Meanwhile, Corruption Watch's David Lewis the movement is slowly gaining momentum and that the party must take serious note of how the public feels about Zuma.

"The more the political leadership expose themselves by the kind of conduct Zuma has been involved in the faster this movement will grow."

Those who marched today also called for Zuma's allies to be removed.

WATCH: Vavi calls for early elections to oust Zuma.

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