ANC, DA close in Bloemfontein

2011-05-19 15:56

Pretoria - The ANC had obtained 49.64% of the vote (89 392 votes) in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality and the DA 44.61% (80 347) by Thursday afternoon.

According to Independent Electoral Commission results, 91 105 people voted in the metro where 372 692 people were registered to vote.

The Freedom Front Plus received 2.76% of the vote (4 970 votes) and the Congress of the People 1.97% (3 541).

In the Free State as a whole, the African National Congress was dominating by 13:00 with 68.36% of the vote (808 016 votes), the Democratic Alliance 20.17 percent (283 957), Cope 3.65% (43 036) and the Freedom Front Plus 2.10% (24 764).

  • MarkJM - 2011-05-19 16:00

    COME ON DA!!! Hopefully they got enough votes to pip the ANC in Bloemmies!

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:03

      And failing that, enough to get a coalition!

      Colourblind - 2011-05-19 16:22

      The FF+ is already in a coalition with the ANC, so when taking that into account the ANC have a majority. :(

      Colourblind - 2011-05-19 16:35

      Okay - maybe I've been a bit hard on the FF+. They have not committed to anything...yet.

      Jean - 2011-05-19 16:36

      How do you get that the FF+ is in a coalotion with the ANC. ??

      Colourblind - 2011-05-19 16:51

      The Deputy Minister of Agriculture is from the FF+ You don't get that kind of position in the ANC without making some promises and concessions along the way. Eventually the ANC is going to call in a favour and the FF+ are a bit sour that the DA have ignored their role in the Cape Town coalition that wrestled control of Cape Town from the ANC.

      scotty scotty - 2011-05-19 17:38

      Not quite Colourblind, the FF are on record as stating that their participation in the National government is not linked to any coalation they would form with opposition and would hold discussions with them if needed to sway the margin away from the ANC.

  • sganja - 2011-05-19 16:03

    Go Anc Go..Haha I'm so happy,I dont know what to do

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:05

      What to do? Well the Ponte Tower is nearby... just an idea ;-) LOL just kidding bru, but man I loathe the ANC, the useless commies

      Nathi123 - 2011-05-19 16:10

      now i understand the defination of stupidity. doing the same thing over and over again hoping for different results. DA will forver be in the opposition... nothing beyond that.

      Nathi123 - 2011-05-19 16:13

      @ Sganja Comeon bruh i don have to be excited ANC has been winning since 1994... surely u are used to this thing. the CLEVER boys have been voting for 17 years ... nothing is happening they keep getting the same results

      mm - 2011-05-19 16:14

      Enjoy watching your people stay poor and uneducated in townships. And remember this joy when next time you strike about service delivery. We always knew the ANC would still win. You should worry about how much support you lost rather. The clock is still ticking. And unlike you, we understand that it is not about winning, but about healthy competition. I can promise you that the ANC will now quickly deliver, because they saw that they might lose more to the opposition if they don't. And that, dear sganja is all we wanted to achieve, because unlike you, we understand that THAT is a healthier democracy. It's not a soccer match with winners or losers. This is people's lives that gets ruined by corrupt thieves.

      Wayne - 2011-05-19 16:14

      That's the ANC mantra - "Don't know what to do"

      LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-19 16:21

      Sganja, the ANC is about to lose Bloem and you are happy, or do you mean go DA.

      michaelx - 2011-05-19 16:28


      callan - 2011-05-19 16:32

      @Nathi123....your definition of stupidity is over & over again for the ANC and expecting a different outcome, ie that the ANC will actualy govern the country properly...!

      Shisstirrer QBE - 2011-05-19 18:06

      ANC - The toilet party

  • FranklySpeak - 2011-05-19 16:03

    Again the figures doesn't make sense. 91 105 people voted, yet the ANC and DA both have over 80 000 votes? Just wish the rest of the Free State would catch a wake up though. Must be the free trip to heaven and the ancestors that got them by.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:06

      So I'm not the only clueless one :-) saw that a few times today. But remember the IEC counters got an education under the ANC so maybe they can't count...

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 16:08

      I don't understand the stats either ... :o/ The IEC website is useless, can't follow the counting there ... it just hangs and that with broadband speeds!

      pd - 2011-05-19 16:11

      91 105 people voted, but 178 250 votes counted?

      stoffels - 2011-05-19 16:13

      You guys do know that each voter gets 2 votes........ :)

      Jawellnofine - 2011-05-19 16:15

      Each person brought out at least 2 votes. (2 in meros and 3 in Rurla areas). What they do is they add all 2 - 3 votes brought out by, in this case 91105 people and they get at least 182000 votes

      Jawellnofine - 2011-05-19 16:16

      I apologise for all the typo's Each person brought out at least 2 votes. (2 in metros and 3 in Rural areas). What they do is they add the 2 - 3 votes brought out by each person, in this case 91105 people and they get at least 182000 votes to divide

      Krush - 2011-05-19 16:17

      ...that was only in the metro...

      Colourblind - 2011-05-19 16:23

      Stoffels is correct. And voters outside of Metros get 3.

  • Wayne - 2011-05-19 16:03

    GOOOOOOOOO DA!!!! We need more functioning Municipalities to show the 'ruling party' how a civilised country should be run.

  • Matt - 2011-05-19 16:04

    ANC leading in Free State - so on TV they show parts of the FS where roads are unusable from potholes and damage, where sewage comes onto the streets... and STILL these IDIOTS vote ANC. I'm starting to think a part of the population loves living with the smell of their own sh1t...

      sganja - 2011-05-19 16:08

      No need to worry Matt, they are not Idiots,they are Anc supports forever.

      FranklySpeak - 2011-05-19 16:20

      Matt I'm travelling through the Free State every week and the deterioration of the roads, especially the secondary roads are mind boggling, yet the ANC holds strong. There are even blood in the rivers, sewage stations not working and still nothing in the votes changes. Even if the people don't want to vote DA, there sure as heck are different parties than the ANC to vote for.

  • Pain002 - 2011-05-19 16:05

    Come on DA! Let show the ANC how municipalities should be run!

      Point Blank - 2011-05-19 16:42

      @Nathi, if only you made sense...

      ShanMo - 2011-05-19 17:18

      Nathi123..... please can we have less racism..... jeez.... how many years must go by before we stop disrepecting people becuase of the colour of their skin.... is this what Mandela and the ANC of old fought for? Sies!!

  • BigMoose - 2011-05-19 16:07

    The FF+ are a real bunch of die-hards. Should be called the FFSWTFWIT party.

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  • LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-19 16:13

    Strange things is happening in Bloem, But I guess my vote wont count, because I was refused to vote where I'd usually voted for 10 years.

      Colourblind - 2011-05-19 16:24

      Did you check if and where you were registered? If you didn't you have nobody to blame but yourself.

  • LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-19 16:14

    I guess most of Cope's votes went to DA.

  • Wynand - 2011-05-19 16:17

    Come on DA, if the cheetas can do it, so can you!!!!!

  • Jaco - 2011-05-19 16:18 TRY THIS LINK FOR RESULTS

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 17:15

      it just hangs ... keeps on processing and then times out ... :o/

  • Charles - 2011-05-19 16:19

    and how do you get 89000 and 80000 out of only 91000 votes ??

      DeonL - 2011-05-19 16:27

      We all forgot that we had 2 or 3 votes per person

  • FranklySpeak - 2011-05-19 16:44

    Well if we add the 2 votes each person got together it's 182 210 votes. Since there is only about 3 960 votes outstanding then from the info supplied, that means the ANC retains Bloem although not by a majority. Coalition is going to play a role here.

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  • Willie - 2011-05-19 20:16

    I have a dream that one day my beloved Bloem will be governed again by worthy people who have the knowledge and skills; who are not corrupt; who put the interest of the people first. I have a dream. Well done DA, you will get there!

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