SA wants Motlanthe

TNS surveyed an estimated 2,000 SA adults to find the more popular presidential candidate.

A new survey revealed South Africans want Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to succeed President Jacob Zuma. Picture:GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - A new survey revealed on Sunday that more South Africans want Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to succeed President Jacob Zuma in the next national elections.

An estimated 2,000 adults in metropolitan areas across the country were polled.

The TNS Research Group also measured Zuma's approval rating against Motlanthe's.

“What we found was that 39 percent went for Kgalema Motlanthe and 32 percent went for President Zuma,” said TNS' director Neil Higgs.

“In an overall rating the president scored 48 percent, the deputy president scored 51 percent with three points ahead of Zuma.”