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ANC continues to lead nationally

2011-05-19 12:14

Pretoria - The ANC continued to dominate the results board just before midday on Thursday as the outcome of for South Africa's fourth post-democracy municipal election continued to unfold.

By 11:30, the African National Congress had 11.9m votes (63.31%) followed by the Democratic Alliance with 4.03m (22.9%).

The Inkatha Freedom Party had obtained 685 461 votes (3.64%), the Congress of the People, 519 187 votes (2.76%) and the IFP splinter group, the National Freedom Party, 454 719 votes (2.41%).

Nationally, 23m people registered to vote in the local government election, which has been described as a "two-horse race" between the ANC and the DA.

There was a total voter turnout of 6 967 181 people.

Comments
  • Francois - 2011-05-19 12:17

    Actually it was only a one horse race. Can the person, except for the stupid journalist, that thought the DA will win, please buy us all cooldrink?

      Kevin - 2011-05-19 12:26

      HeHe .The Western Cape however will have alot of new DA municipalities. That means no theft ,no corruption ,no nepotism and the money will reach the poor and not Fatboy's back pocket.

      neo_acheron - 2011-05-19 12:35

      Yeah, I must agree here... It was never a two horse race from the start. We all knew the ANC will still win this one, because of sheep... The DA is winning ground though, and that is exceptionally good news. Even sheep would go look for greener pastures at one point when its being "waved" in front of their noses.

      Francois - 2011-05-19 12:41

      Steen, what are you saying? If you want to be a journalist for News24, you are almost there, you just need to be a little bit more stupid.

      werner.bezuidenhout - 2011-05-19 13:22

      I have to agree. Who wrote that article of a two horse race in the first place? Ek soek 'n cream soda asb...

      will294 - 2011-05-19 16:13

      We hope that, as education filters down to the masses, that they will be able to think for themselves eventually and not vote as their father's did (or should it be their ancestors ??)

  • Frank - 2011-05-19 12:20

    on a voter turnout of 6.9m tell me how did anc get 11m

      Jelly - 2011-05-19 12:23

      Whaha ha, my immediate thought as well Frank!!! Someone in the IEC can't count and that scares the shite out of me....

      Fanie - 2011-05-19 12:23

      My thoughts exactely

      Marcell - 2011-05-19 12:23

      Makes one think. Zim style maths?

      Hail@24.com - 2011-05-19 12:24

      Because this is News24 reporting at its best !!! Shocking reporting from News24.

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 12:27

      I was also trying to figure that one out. Like last night on SABC 2 they reported one ward with ANC 92%, DA 28%, COPE 4%. Still trying to figure that one out as well!!!!! Eish!

      keithy - 2011-05-19 12:27

      Our teachers can't do maths, how do you expect our politicians and journo's to

      mollie.kruger - 2011-05-19 12:28

      Some voters had two ballots, other three. Add it all up...

      Mike Hoxbig - 2011-05-19 12:28

      3 votes per person ;-)

      Ntfutfuko - 2011-05-19 12:28

      Maybe it means something we do not know...

      WeZo - 2011-05-19 12:30

      haha. News24. c'mon guys. smarten up here! these figures are important to people

      Mike - 2011-05-19 12:32

      Frank, it's easy: 1+1=11 (tongue in cheek)

      sganja - 2011-05-19 12:34

      Shame DA supporters blaming media whenever things are not on their way,I believe what News24 is saying,Anc is leading just accept,dont make excuses.Come on ANC you can do more.

      louis - 2011-05-19 12:34

      Also noticed that. I hope its the proportional number of registered voters that would have voted for eahc party given the actual percentage outcomes. Its still shoddy journalism, but otherwise I don't know what to think.

      Francois - 2011-05-19 12:40

      Two cooldrinks from the journalist please. News24, can you please make sure that your journalist have some sort of cognitive ability?

      SimplyTumi - 2011-05-19 12:44

      Dear Frank (and his fellow Neanderthals), Only a dimwit would make fun of something that they do not fully understand or know. It is common knowledge that voters got 2 ballots (one for Council and the other for PR) and where there is a district municipality they got another ballot, making the total count 3. Please note that the report clearly states VOTES (and not VOTERS), a term which refers to ballots and not the people casting them! How thich can a bunch of people get?

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 12:54

      No, its not IEC that cant count,it SAPA (south africa press association).hello free presssssss.Knew this all along.Believe not everything you read(journalists must submit something everyday,hence,possible massage of the "news").

      ihtfcatkii - 2011-05-19 12:57

      @ Simple tumi - what is thich? Surely you meant "thick". To answer your question, with 60+% votes for the ANC, Obviously VERY, very thick.

      7thFloor - 2011-05-19 13:01

      @SimplyTumi no I still don't get, are you using ANC maths? cause if there were +/- 6.9mil "voters" with two ballot papers that would make it roughly just under 14mil "votes". Together the ANC and DA already have over 14mil votes. Can you explain that to me?

      The Stig - 2011-05-19 13:01

      @SimplyTumi, you just shamed the race that think they know it all, Simplybest.

      7thFloor - 2011-05-19 13:08

      here fishy fishy! I know you there, I can smell you!

      Francois - 2011-05-19 13:21

      The key figure was 6.9 - then Zuma stopped thinking about the election. I missed an "r" somewhere?

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 13:22

      @ SimplyTumi and Sganja ... the report can't mix NATIONAL and Municipal votes, otherwise how can it tally up. Also, even with the 2 votes each it is about 14 million .. ANC @ 11.9 + DA @ 4.03 is already 1.93 million MORE than 14 million !!! You explain your maths to me then ... maybe I'm just missing something obvious.

      Ollie - 2011-05-19 13:22

      thats exactly what i thought - how is this possible? Have they used the anc maths system?

      MDV - 2011-05-19 13:24

      Dear SimplyTumi, Neanderthals are extinct, so stop the name calling, only people with no respect for other and their opinions and a lack of intellect do the name-calling/racist thing and we do not need any more racism in SA.

      Ollie - 2011-05-19 13:28

      sorry just re read the report - votes not voters

      Superdude - 2011-05-19 13:30

      Hail@24.com It isnt news24 reporting...its SAPA SA Press Association...Read before you comment.

      werner.bezuidenhout - 2011-05-19 13:35

      My guess is that journalists must stay put until all votes have been counted and verified to know the exact amount of people who voted. Journalists aren't reporting anymore, they are telling stories... Factless ones. The joke is, these journalists sit there the whole day and they have access to up-to-date stats, and then they release something like this.

  • ianmichaelcalder - 2011-05-19 12:23

    Love this journo's work. 6 967 181 voters turned out, 11.9 million votes for the ANC and 4.03 million for the DA and then some for the rats and mice. F for Mathematics?

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 12:57

      @janmichaelcalder. It is common knowledge that voters got 2 ballots (one for Council and the other for PR) and where there is a district municipality they got another ballot, making the total count 3.Please note that the report clearly states VOTES (and not VOTERS), a term which refers to ballots and not the people casting them!

      ihtfcatkii - 2011-05-19 13:01

      @ Kgwadi - Copypasta anyone?

      ianmichaelcalder - 2011-05-19 13:03

      Before being so quick to defend shoddy reporting by having to try figure out what the author was implying, go work out the percentages vs the votes counted. Its a badly written article, you can't deny that.

      The Stig - 2011-05-19 13:04

      @ianmichaelcalder, You just embarrassed yourself in front of the nation, voters get 2 ballot paper you idiot, and in some cases 3 as SimplyTumi put it. "Please note that the report clearly states VOTES (and not VOTERS), a term which refers to ballots and not the people casting them!"

      corpo - 2011-05-19 13:17

      @Kgwadi, lol thank you for solving the math problem, wondering if all you people commenting went and voted.

  • PaulChinchen - 2011-05-19 12:24

    If 23 000 000 people registered to vote and there was a total voter turnout of 6 967 181 people then the percentage of people registered that actually voted is only 30.29%. If this is true (I have serious doubts) then the ANC is in for a mega hiding! Can I suggest that someone re-check these figures.

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 12:58

      @PaulChinchen. It is common knowledge that voters got 2 ballots (one for Council and the other for PR) and where there is a district municipality they got another ballot, making the total count 3.Please note that the report clearly states VOTES (and not VOTERS), a term which refers to ballots and not the people casting them!

      ihtfcatkii - 2011-05-19 13:06

      @ Kgwadi - Copypasta again?!??!!

      levit8 - 2011-05-19 16:09

      @ihtfcatkii - you gotta hate it when you're trying to be a wise-ass and you trip yourself up with bad spelling or grammar !! :)

  • Kimbo Slice - 2011-05-19 12:25

    Or afew boxes with DA vote cards went missing

      KissTheBoer - 2011-05-19 12:31

      Stupid

  • zulufox - 2011-05-19 12:26

    duh... what did you expect... ANC leads...

      Hail@24.com - 2011-05-19 12:28

      Shame.

  • PMG - 2011-05-19 12:27

    Because the OBE educated News 23 journalists havent yet figured out how to work calculaters.

      ANCDACOPE - 2011-05-19 12:54

      voters were given more than one ballot paper, read the statement again, it says votes not voters, hopefully you will figure it out...

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 13:05

      VERY WRONG PMG, KNOW UR FACTS: Here is your today`s homework: SOLVE FOR X. given: 6 967 181 voters. then X 2 ballots = 13 934 362 + district municipality = X (use the %s on the story above).

  • p123 - 2011-05-19 12:27

    It shows us how stupid blindly loyal ANC voters are - they are irresponsible with their vote and clearly don't apply their minds. A vote for the ANC is a vote for: 1) Racism 2) Corruption 3) Nepotism 4) Cadre Deployment 5) Poor service delivery 6) Worst of all - a vote for the next Mugabe, that woodwork specialist Malema.

      Steen - 2011-05-19 12:40

      @p123, Soweto is a good example of a well run municipality by the ANC, Midvaal settlement has been under the DA for the last 4 years or so, but they have been a lot of service delivery protest. One can say: A vote for DA is a vote for 1 Racism 2 Lack of service delivery in black dominated area like Midvaal Settlement 3 Undermining the intelligence of black people 4 worst of all the return of PW Botha, H-Verwoord. Let everyone vote for the party they believe in.

      ianmichaelcalder - 2011-05-19 12:57

      Hey Steen, Care to mention all the rural settlements that the ANC aren't delivering in? The only area you can even ALLEGE that the DA aren't doing a pristine job is Midvaal. I can sit here for the rest of today listing area's protesting poor service delivery in ANC controlled wards. Idiot.

      ihtfcatkii - 2011-05-19 13:09

      I agree with ianmichaelcalder. Steen is an idiot. Oh yeah the other part about poor service from other anc counsels too

      p123 - 2011-05-19 13:47

      Steen - name me just one racist DA person, I'll name you Manyi and Malema. I don't have the space to name corrupt ANC politicians... Botha and Verwoed died a long time ago,idiot! Tell me, are you a fan of Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe? Do you know how many people have been have murdered by his oppresive regime?

      Steen - 2011-05-19 14:13

      @p123, don’t be fooled I am neither an ANC supporter nor DA; I just hate it when you people judge other peoples decision. You vote DA because you like what they are doing and other people vote ANC because they believe in ANC. Don’t call people names because they disagree with you, it just show the level of your intelligence.

  • zulufox - 2011-05-19 12:29

    Something is probably wrong in the news24 newsroom... how can the TOTAL vote turn-out be 6 967 181 and "By 11:30, the African National Congress had 11.9m" ...

      SimplyTumi - 2011-05-19 12:49

      @ZULUFOX: You are stupid... that is what you are... stupid ... finish and klaar... if you are going to criticise, bother yourself to check the facts first. All voters go at least 2 ballots and in many places, where there are district municipalities, voters got 3 ballots!!!! Now, do the Maths!!!!!

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 12:59

      @implyTumi, you mother is stupid...

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 13:06

      VERY WRONG ZULE WHAT?, KNOW UR FACTS: Here is your today`s homework: SOLVE FOR X. given: 6 967 181 voters. then X 2 ballots = 13 934 362 + district municipality = X (use the %s on the story above).

      ihtfcatkii - 2011-05-19 13:13

      @ Simple tumi - Please explain it to us simple folk. You are obviously a theoretical physicist who can extrapolate these numbers into workable data. Please educate us on how exactly this is possible using simple numbers

  • KayEmm - 2011-05-19 12:29

    Kevin, You are so naive. Politicians are politicians.

      Igenatius - 2011-05-19 13:03

      It is like arguing which is healthier for you, Coke or Pepsi. It doesn’t even matter; they are both terrible for you. The same goes for politics and politicians. What a waste of time!

  • Stephen - 2011-05-19 12:31

    ANC will continue to rule until Jesus Christ come back to earth. If u r not satisfied with that; then go home!!! Its a very simple. kwa kwa kwa kwa

      Jacques - 2011-05-19 12:34

      Haha - so the ANC's rule ends Saturday then?

      avaricesa - 2011-05-19 12:36

      Apparently thats the 21st May 2011, so only a few days away ;)

      WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-19 12:38

      You will all be dead from Aids long before that...

      neo_acheron - 2011-05-19 12:41

      This is my home?! And the only reason Jesus Christ would come back is to judge you for using his name in such a blasphemous tone! Now be a good ANC prophet and go to hell where you belong; I think its somewhere in the eastern Cape, a place called Mthatha.

      finakato - 2011-05-19 12:42

      THAT'S TRUE,ANC WILL RULE, HE HE HEHE !!!

      Igenatius - 2011-05-19 13:06

      I love to see how CHRISTIAN people lead by example! Wow.. When will people see that politics and religion are the SAME game.

      My Comment - 2011-05-19 13:56

      @gizzy He has arrived in JHB and Durbs too...busy working his way to PTA.

  • Mike_L - 2011-05-19 12:35

    Will The Ancestors be placated by the stupidity of The People?

  • thapeloa - 2011-05-19 12:35

    So everyone voted for these toll gates that are being erected everywhere....

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 12:49

      Yep!

      Voidy - 2011-05-19 13:05

      Yes of course...so that the anc fatcats can still live in a rich environment while the rest of the poor people suffer.

      My Comment - 2011-05-19 13:57

      Spot on!

  • michaelp1 - 2011-05-19 12:35

    That Maths problem we have in our Education system is clearly a BIGGER problem than we thought!! Ah well ...with SADTU around we cannot expect any improvements any time soon!!

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 13:10

      Michaelp1 u a the one having a MATHS/STATISTICS/READING problem. see here broer. Here is your today`s homework: SOLVE FOR X. given: 6 967 181 voters. then X 2 ballots = 13 934 362 + district municipality = X (use the %s on the story above).

  • int1m1d4t0r - 2011-05-19 12:38

    Haha..another 4 years of suffering for everyone who voted for the ANC. The joke is on you and I think it is tragically funny.

  • Faansie - 2011-05-19 12:38

    If the Total Voter Turnout was 6.9Million how come the ANC had 11.9Million votes.

      Voidy - 2011-05-19 13:07

      Note the differance - Voter - Votes, how many time did you vote...I voted twice, some people voted on 3 ballot papers...that's more than 2 votes per voter.

  • Dal68 - 2011-05-19 12:38

    1156: The Democratic Alliance garnered 59.94% of votes in the Western Cape compared to the ANC's 30.04%, according to votes counted by noon on Thursday.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-19 12:41

    I would still like to know from the serious ANC supporters; why it is that so many who "hate" the DA, break their necks to come and live in Cape Town for a better life? Can you explain this tendency?

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 12:52

      No, a lot of them either don't vote or have changed their vote to DA. See, when they go on holiday to the EC they realise what a disaster that place is and happily come back to sanity!

      ANC-FTL - 2011-05-19 14:11

      Saffa it's because they believe that the ANC saved them know they owe the ANC votes for the rest of their lives - talk about freedom. They also believe that if the DA is put back in power Apartheid will return and what is even crazier is that they also believe the ANC provide a better service for all. But at the end of the day it’s their right to vote so if they want to live in poverty with poor service delivery then that their problem – if you cannot handle the ANC come to Cape Town it’s great – way better life for all. Viva DA!!

  • Unskinny Bob - 2011-05-19 12:44

    News24 should force journalists to provide their names so we, the reader, know which ones can do basic maths and which can't.

  • GAD - 2011-05-19 12:44

    The author of the article clearly can’t do maths. If 11.9m = 63.31% then 100% = 18.8m and if 4.03m = 22.9% then 100% = 17.6m, yet they should be then same. It would appear that the author has doubled up the votes (counted Ward votes and PR votes).

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 13:11

      NO GAD, READ CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING FOOL OF URSELS. Here is your today`s homework: SOLVE FOR X. given: 6 967 181 voters. then X 2 ballots = 13 934 362 + district municipality = X (use the %s on the story above).

      GAD - 2011-05-19 13:43

      Kgwadi old boy, you weren’t the author of the article by any chance!? Clearly you didn’t Calculate X with the %’s before you engaged your brain did you!? The figures given are the total of Ward, PR and District Councils votes, yet it still does not explain why the Grossed Up figures for the DA and ANC %’s are not the same. And Kgwadi, you can’t just times the voter turnout by 2 (or 3), as not everyone would have voted for both Ward & PR and some areas did not vote for DC’s. No apology needed Kgwadi, happy to help you out.

  • ANCDACOPE - 2011-05-19 12:45

    come on guys, the article says votes not voters remember voters were handed more than one ballot paper, i thought most of you were clever as you keep on reffering to others as stupid,

  • Paul - 2011-05-19 12:47

    Guys these figures here are maybe little bit more informative, please go and have a look at, http://www.news24.com/maps?year=2006 But remember to select the 2011 tab to get the true results thus far.

  • king99 - 2011-05-19 12:51

    If some so called black folk ask whites to go home...ie, Holland, Uk etc, then why dont they themselves go home? Remember, black people as such were actually migrating to southern Africa centuries ago and they were the first ones to wipe out the San and the Koi tribes who inhabitted these areas. Therefore, as you guessed it...the 'black' man of the Bantu tribes, are foreigners! Also, would it not be good if all the 'black' shaded people got out of North and South America, Europe and all other places that were originally inhabitted by white people. The world would be a better place, with less crime!

      Ntebo More - 2011-05-19 13:03

      you are so stupid even satan doesn't wanna call you his son anymore, we are talking about elections here, we don't wanna know about people's history DUMB ASS

      Jer1 - 2011-05-19 13:33

      wow..so called "King" u just proved that there is another level to stupidity...the article is about the elections and not race

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-19 13:44

      You know there was an advert in the U.K that went something like this white and blacks have the same size brain but racists both black and white have very small brains. I think that aptly applies to you in particular. Your brand of racism and ignorance of the facts stands out in a very racist forum. Please find the time to educate yourself. North and South America were not originally inhabited by white people and if you want to know the history of your country read internally acclaimed historians who did not produce propaganda as history to justify apartheid. Your ilk of racist always resorts to crass racism and below the belt insults when they cannot argue issues and your approach tends to display your ignorance more than any thing else...But then again I have come to realise that this is how South Africans do things. Small minded racists bickering over which party is more racist than the other. The scary thing is that these political parties are made up of people like you. So how does vote for difference. Shame on you.

  • Black24 - 2011-05-19 12:52

    Maybe 11.9m voter turn out with the ANC = 6.9m then. Who knows?

  • MBruno - 2011-05-19 12:52

    We have to look at the bigger picture. The DA's overall national vote has risen from 16 % in 2009 to roughly 23 % now, which is a terrific result. The reason why the ANC's share fell however by 3 percentage points only in 2011 is that the smaller parties like COPE did poorly yesterday. Realistically, the DA has now exceeded its so-called "natural" upper limit in terms of the nationwide vote share, which , according to many analysts, was 20 % (roughly the sum of the white, coloured and Indian vote). That means the DA is starting to draw support, albeit still small, from the black majority. A nationwide non-ANC majority coalition will not materialize though until the black African vote is more evenly split among different parties (COPE, UDM, NFP/IFP, etc.) and not so heavily concentrated on one single horse (i.e the ANC). In the future (maybe over the course of the next two or three national elections), I anticipate that there will be further splits in the ANC as the black nationalists like Malema clash with the moderates. The emerging black middle class will then turn to the moderate splinter factions, driving support for the ANC below 50 %. Meanwhile, the opposition will continue to make further progress, albeit slowly, by gaining ground in different regions of the country. The Western Cape now is all but lost to the ANC. Parts of Gauteng, the Northern Cape and the Eastern Cape will follow eventually. Overall, there is still hope for multiparty democracy in SA.

      KnysnaSha - 2011-05-19 13:32

      Apparently the DA have 6% of the black vote.

  • Shane - 2011-05-19 12:52

    black pro voters for the anc,the dumbest and uneducated of our countanc ry a are told a vote for the DA,is a vote for a white SA,apartheid style. Freedom is entrenched,Apartheid laws belong in the past.What a shame the ANC voter cant see the ANC needs dumb voters to survive... hence the disastrous education system lack of service delivery lack of employment poor policing nepotism corruption the current BBBEE policy,which is more an financial entitlement scheme to enrich a black minority. in all of these critical govt deliverables: why is race still a issue when there is no race issue actually?! the stands as opposition for the above,for what the current Govt has not delivered to its own people deprived for the last 100 years. what a shame ANC - how you disappoint.. I am white-and would vote ANC if they delivered.Race is a non issue,this is 2011-wake up people.the race card is nothing but a political ploy to stir up emotions over previous and already forgotten past...

      nchenge - 2011-05-19 13:19

      Dumb u say?Name calling is hardly gonna help anyone.So all the people who vote for the ANC(whites, coloreds and Indians)aer dumb?please put a picture let me take a look at you.You should have a dumb face

      Forceking - 2011-05-19 13:26

      Shane, I think the race will still play a huge factor. For mid to old black people, apartheid consequesnces are still visible as much as we know attitude and reaction for whites in similar age groups towards blacks. For a young black/ white person - it's better the devil you know than a next door devil. Whoever that votes for a different race party is possible a result of position/ corruption/ bribery/ misinformation/ confusion and surely not a service delivery issue. All politicians are perceived as liars black or white.

      Eugene - 2011-05-19 13:27

      Why are all the people scared of a woman running our country, SA is known for many good and bad things, we could write history in makining Helen our President after Mandela took us 50% of our total potentail I think think that she can take us the other 50% and make our country one of the or even equaling and dominating countries in the world. I voted DA and the only reason i did not vote ANC is because of the incapacity of parliment (Malema and Zuma) Racist and Raper and our country supports them, well even if i have to stand alone i will not!!!

  • king99 - 2011-05-19 12:54

    Read the book called The Pale Native, by Max du Preez, and then again read Mbokodo....and you will understand how the thieving ANC think and work! These are not politicians, but criminals, and unfortunately, they get the rest of the ignorant masses to keep them in power by making promises...which they never keep anyhow.

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-19 13:38

      You know there was an advert in the U.K that went something like this white and blacks have the same size brain but racists both black and white have very small brains. I think that aptly applies to you in particular. Your brand of racism and ignorance of the facts stands out in a very racist forum. If you can't argue issues then resort to crass racism in true and below the belt insults that tend to display the writers ignorance more than any thing else...But then again that is how South Africans do things. Small minded racists bickering over which party is more racist than the other. When these political are made up of people like you. Shame.

  • Johan - 2011-05-19 12:56

    Gwede Mantashe everywhere but no Zuma. Zuma is so tired after working for two weeks that he have to take the rest of the year off.

  • rinuseckard - 2011-05-19 13:09

    6 967 181 of 23 000 000 is a lean 30%. That should mean something in itself!.

  • Gideon - 2011-05-19 13:11

    RE: #Votes > #Voters Maybe going on about the shocking "basic maths" so vehemently, when it's actually you who's ignorant and should rather first find out how it works, is worse than a lack of basic maths skills ...

  • Joachim Bernstein - 2011-05-19 13:11

    South Africa is such a joke. Comradian Democracy at its best. While the world continues progressing south africa is regressing. Your electoral commission cant even count! Nevermind the woordworking results of your other leader. I will get myself some popcorn and watch the show, this should get really interesting!

  • Paul - 2011-05-19 13:12

    Atkeast according to the latest figures the DA is leading the way in the Johannesburg Metro as well... GO DA!!!!!!!!!

  • Gideon - 2011-05-19 13:13

    RE: #Votes > #Voters Maybe going on about the shocking "basic maths", when it's actually you who's ignorant and should rather first find out how it works, is worse than a lack of basic maths skills. What a great place the internet would be if we could filter out all the ignorant people unrealistically bashing each other for some reason.

  • Skottie - 2011-05-19 13:16

    There was a total voter turnout of 6 967 181 people That totals to roughly SEVEN million ... but the stats so far is ANC = 11.9m, DA = 4.03, etc ... that is already past the 7 million mark ... or have I missread something !?!?!

  • Daemos1 - 2011-05-19 13:17

    Maybe the DA can rub their votes together to light a campfire

  • george - 2011-05-19 13:19

    well done ANC. in modern matured democracies this is called a landslide. the elections are boring becuase a mojority of voters keep on rejecting the DA and all the other clowns in larger numbers. In any election it is the ANC against itself. the answer is simple, the DA and the other clowns are rejected by the democratic electorate. congratulations ANC

      pop101 - 2011-05-19 13:27

      You obviously don't have any idea of the advantages of competition.

      ANC-FTL - 2011-05-19 14:26

      pop agreed if the majority had no opposition we wouldn't be worried about poor service delivery there would be no delivery. I mean it common logic that if you don’t need to work to keep something, why work at all?!?! And these poor folk that keep voting these fools in wonder why they still have nothing.

  • silverflash - 2011-05-19 13:26

    Frank ,dont be ignorant man , Read the report again u Chop !!

  • Nicholas Symes - 2011-05-19 13:28

    Nice maths there SAPA. So the ANC have a total of more than 11 million votes from a pool of less than 7 million?

  • c1 - 2011-05-19 13:34

    RECOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Forceking - 2011-05-19 13:36

    I can agree with George. If DA wants to progress for better results in black votes, they must consider a strategic alliance, i.e. with COPE or IFP, with clear black leadership in it of at least 60%. Then it can have a chance to be a stronger competition to ANC.

  • ESTIE - 2011-05-19 13:36

    DA is happy that they retained CT and Midvaal. Why can't you all move to CT or even further to Australia. kikikikiki....

      ANC-FTL - 2011-05-19 14:29

      Yay as long as Cape Town is ok - Viva Da.

  • ESTIE - 2011-05-19 13:46

    I smell 10 tenders this year alone and I'll subcontract whitis to do the job. kikikiki.... well done ANC

  • My Comment - 2011-05-19 13:49

    Neo, very hilarious...I notice some of the sheep in JHB has smelt the greener grass finally.

  • AllHoliday - 2011-05-19 14:00

    What worries me is the fact that there are 23m registered voters and only 6m+ voted, why did the other 16m+ NOT vote?? I have also noted that a lot of young people did not register to vote - they are the future of our country and it appear as if they are not bothered! People are quick to complain about bad service delivery, corruption, crime etc. But come the day to cast their vote, they are missing in action! You are as much to blame for everything that are wrong in our country if you do not take part as the corrupt politicians that you complain about!

  • Julius - 2011-05-19 14:07

    And the IEC printed 90 Million voting papers for 7 Million votes ! Can I tender next time ? Yet another gross waste by ANC government. They know EXACTLY how many voters are registered,

  • finakato - 2011-05-19 14:19

    @ Gizzt : yep!***He has arrive in Nelson Mandela Bay aswell # hooray

  • mhaga.sabe - 2011-05-19 15:00

    All normal people expect ANC to win because ANC cares and ANC is with the people, ANC does not stay it the rich surbabs, ANC stays with the people! ANC is going to win elections over and over and over again and again; 2014 is just a warm up for a very long ANC victory over the next 50 years. Some of you will be long dead when the ANC win again 50 yrs to come and the ANCYL is being prepared for that leadership. DA youth continues to be fed junk food, which shortens the DA life!! ANC must govern always, ANC must accept that it will govern DA and other small parties for a very long future. DA has been trying to pull these small parties together and drum sense into their slow minds, but DA has failed to make sense to the small parties except to Patricia who is seen as a sell out by the ID. DA must undergo metemaphosis and be prepared to accept blacks into DA leadreship; DA must stop 3 women leaders make believe storry. Da must be honest and transparent and get rid of its racism.

      Doublepost - 2011-05-19 16:12

      Just one thing to say to this. There won't be a working country if the ANC continue to win in 50 years time. There simply will not be enough tax paying people to support the growing welfare and social costs of low level education and lack of energy and will to achieve. The ANC is at the root of the rot in South Africa. They always have been.

  • crymash - 2011-05-19 17:23

    Lol its funny that no political party has lodged a comlaint about how these figures could be feasible yet you hopeless loser are raving and ranting even though your comments wont have an effect on anything

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