Ekurhuleni belongs to the ANC

2011-05-19 15:11

The ANC is set to retain control over the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality on Johannesburg’s East Rand, despite a strong showing by the DA.

With more than 95% of the municipality’s votes in, the ANC was leading the race with 61.3%, followed by the DA on 30.7%.

In the 2006 municipal elections the ANC scored 63% in this municipality, that has been at the centre of leadership squabbles in Gauteng’s ANC. The municipality has also been dogged by numerous claims of tender corruption.In 2006, the DA managed to pull 26.5% of the vote.

The ANC has taken an early lead in the eThekwini metro (Durban) by pulling 57% of the vote, but less than 200 000 votes have been declared in the municipality with a total of over 1.6 million registered voters.

The DA was trailing second with 26.7%.In Mangaung (Bloemfontein), which is becoming a metropolitan municipality after the election, the DA put up a tough battle with more than 50% of votes declared. The ANC was leading with 52%, followed by the DA on 42%. Cope, the official opposition in the provincial legislature, was lagging behind on 2,3%.

In Tshwane, with more than 55% of all votes registered, the ANC led the way on 60%, followed by the DA on 34%. If the result stays the same, both parties would’ve upped their representation from the 2006 election in which the ANC scored 58% and the DA 32%.

Both Johannesburg and Cape Town are yet to register 50% of their votes, but the DA leads the tally in both cities. With just over 20% of votes declared in Johannesburg, the DA was standing on 48.5% and the ANC on 45.3%.In Cape Town the DA was leading with 72%, followed by the ANC on 23%.

The ANC is the clear winner in Buffalo City (East London) with 70% of the vote, followed by the DA on 20.4% with almost 90% of votes declared.One of the biggest surprises of the day was the DA wrestling control of the Drakenstein municipality (Paarl) from the ANC, with a 57% victory over the ANC’s 31%.

In 2006 the ANC trumped the DA 53% against 41%.

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