ANC, DA in close race in Tshwane
Pretoria - The ANC and DA were neck and neck in the City of Tshwane according to preliminary election results released by lunchtime on Thursday.
Out of the 35 719 national votes counted, the ANC had won 15 765 and the Democratic Alliance was on their heels with 14 659 just after 12:30.
The Freedom Front Plus was a distant third with 6.29% of the vote with 2 248 of the ballots, while the Economic Freedom Fighters garnered 1 881 at this early stage.
In 2009, the ANC won 61.07% of the vote nationally, and 59.95% provincially, followed by the DA with 24.90% nationally and 25.06% provincially.
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