CAPE TOWN Showery. Clearing skies. Cool.

MIN12
MAX15
7 day
  • Tuesday 10-14°c Scattered clouds. Cool. Scattered clouds. Cool.
    Wednesday 11-14°c Morning clouds. Cool. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Thursday 11-15°c Mostly sunny. Cool. Mostly sunny. Cool.
    Friday 11-14°c Heavy rain. More clouds than sun. Cool. Heavy rain. More clouds than sun. Cool.
    Saturday 10-12°c Showers early. More sun than clouds. Cool. Showers early. More sun than clouds. Cool.
    Sunday 9-13°c Sunny. Cool. Sunny. Cool.
More News

The ANC wins Limpopo, EFF opposition

2014-05-09 17:49
(Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Pretoria - The ANC retained control of Limpopo on Friday, but with fewer votes than in the previous election.

According to preliminary results, the party won with 1 149,350, which represents 78.60% of the provincial vote.

The African National Congress in 2009 had garnered 1 265 631 votes which was a 84.88% victory.

The capturing of results in the province concluded on Friday.

A total of 1 462 186 valid votes were counted. The number of spoilt votes was 18 409.

Voter turnout in Limpopo was 60.72%.

The Economic Freedom Fighters snatched second place from the Congress of the People.

Results

Cope became the official opposition in the province after the 2009 elections with 7.53% of the vote.

Preliminary results on Friday showed the EFF had taken over with 156 982 votes - 10.74%.

Limpopo is the home province of the EFF's leader Julius Malema.

Cope dropped to fourth place with 12 573 votes - 0.86%.

The Democratic Alliance came in third place with 94 724 - 6.48%.

The DA's support in the province appeared to have increased.

The party came third in 2009 with 51 856 votes - 3.48%.

Limpopo is also the home province of Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele.

Her party had spent some time campaigning in the province, but received only 5 198 votes - 0.36%.

EFF 2014:

- SAPA
Read more on: da  |  anc  |  agang  |  eff  |  pretoria  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
SACP suspends 5 district members implicated in Tshwane unrest

The South African Communist Party in Gauteng has resolved to suspend with immediate effect five District Executive Committee members implicated in the Tshwane unrest.

Tshwane protest report show ANC puts politicians above people – DA

The Democratic Alliance has accused the ANC of putting politicians above ordinary people during the recent unrest in Tshwane following a report that police were told to protect minister's homes in in the city.

Mashaba promises 24/7 clinics for Joburg

The DA's mayoral candidate for Johannesburg Herman Mashaba promised to keep the city's clinics open 24/7 if he was voted in on August 3

The youth need to prove they are ready to lead - Zuma

President Jacob Zuma on Saturday said the youth should use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to woo young voters to vote for the ANC.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
50 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  Property24  |  Careers24  |  Spree  |