ANC has tight grip on Tshwane

2011-05-19 11:15

Pretoria - The ANC had a tight grip on Tshwane by mid-morning on Thursday, with about 53% of the vote, compared to the Democratic Alliance's 40%.

More than a million people voted in the municipality.

By 10:00, more than 100 000 votes had been counted and finalised.

The DA was hoping for victory in the area, where it claimed to have made significant inroads in traditional ANC strongholds.

The Christian Democratic Party held third place, with 0.60% of the vote.

  • Damask - 2011-05-19 11:19

    Ok News24, your article is saying something different to your interactive map, are you guys not updating it at the same time?

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 11:21

      Quite probably not.

      turffies - 2011-05-19 11:22

      N24 is not keeping up this morning!! Hope you guys have a good rest tonight!

      paulf - 2011-05-19 11:28

      News24 is not live, that is the problem. Right now the DA is leading and has a 53.66% in Tshwane and Joburg 57.82%. All the way DA!!!

      Gallows - 2011-05-19 11:30

      @paulf, where are you getting your information bro? I'd also like to see an up-to-date version if the information is live :D

      wayne - 2011-05-19 11:34

      I was just asking myself the exact same question..

      Matt - 2011-05-19 12:01

      No, please don't say this News24... I didn't vote DA but I sure as heck don't want the ANC to win anything... DA for PTA! JHB, CT, DBN too...

      wayne.redelinghuys - 2011-05-19 12:29

      The map is at, seems to be the most up to date source of info.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 12:57

      @ Wayne, just checked now and Pretoria is currently dying of cANCer with 53%

  • Shumba - 2011-05-19 11:21


      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 11:29

      someone is not updating it methinks

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-19 14:13

      you do realise that the CoJ numbers are not inclusive of Soweto yet?, so please lets get a bit real here. if the DA feels that they can win this they would have to had to convince atleast 50% of Soweto Residents to vote for them...somehow, me thinks not...CoJ will be a ANC stronghold for atleast another generation same with Tshwane, infact i beleive that most of SA will be an ANC stronghold for atleast another 2 gererations. Zimbo's are still in the grip of Mugabe and Zanu-pf, 31 years after liberation and that country is literally a dust bowl.!!!

  • - 2011-05-19 11:21

    That's weird because according to the interactive map the DA is winning in Tshwane with 51,75% of the 160,602 votes counted so far??

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 11:22

    Well, according to the article only 10% of the votes show this so far, so it could change dramatically, in either direction.

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 11:25

      you think?

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 11:30

      Yes, i do, on a regular basis. Do you? (if you voted ANC, you awnsered the Question already)

      dyllon.leigh - 2011-05-19 11:37

      @zulufox, Simple Question or Condescending Sarcasm?

      gettagripm - 2011-05-19 11:40

      @zulufox. "you think?" is an arrogant way of asking a question and probably not necessary to pose in the first place!

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 11:42

      @yllon.leigh, it was really an honest question... cross my heart and hope to ... live!

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 11:48

      okay, okay... English isn't my first language... I didn't know my question would be perceived as being arrogant... my bad... it wasn't really anything personal... may the best party win!

      wayne.redelinghuys - 2011-05-19 12:31

      Yes, may the best party win, The best party being the DA obviously!!!!

      Blouponie - 2011-05-19 12:32

      I think martin needs to relax. You too zulufox. "Arrogance of white people" is a bit of a generalization don't you think? Same with the voting anc thing. That's the thing i hate about elections. everyone is on edge and it brings out more bad in people than good. Irrespective of who wins, i hope we can get a close result. It will force the parties to deliver better if they know they can easily lose in the next election.

      werner.bezuidenhout - 2011-05-19 12:39

      The DA is daydreaming if they think they will win Tshwane or JHB. May the best party win!

  • avaricesa - 2011-05-19 11:26

    53% is a tight grip?

      Gallows - 2011-05-19 11:30

      At least it didnt have "slams" in the title -_-

  • Tina - 2011-05-19 11:26

    Stop writing stupid little snippets every few minutes and rather concentrate on updating the map.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 11:30

      I second this.

      my_story - 2011-05-19 11:44


  • mclarry - 2011-05-19 11:27

    this article sucks and is misleading, come on News 24 we know you better than this!

  • GT - 2011-05-19 11:28

    nothing like changing the municipal boundary when things get tight...

  • Mad man - 2011-05-19 11:30

    The ANC had won many battles since its formation, and it will win Tshwane. Is just unfortunate to loose Cape Town and I believe that most of the voters who voted the DA in Cape should have drunk WINE - they were not sober

      Gallows - 2011-05-19 11:38

      The wine is coming tonight :) to celebrate bro. We get to keep a local government that actually works. Its fantastic!

      Geoffrey Stokker - 2011-05-19 11:38

      Dude, ANC can't lose what they never had!

      Serias - 2011-05-19 11:40

      you obviously dillusional, maybe food poisoning from your KFC chicken n pap combo you got for voting ANC.

      GHT - 2011-05-19 11:40

      Nah. We were sober, but I doudt we will be tonight. For tonight we shall drink wine!

      Jo - 2011-05-19 11:41

      How can you LOSE (1 'o') something you never had?

      Emsmum - 2011-05-19 11:41

      you just can't say stupid stuff like that when your screen name is 'mad man'... its like walking around with a giant target on your back, and then handing out guns.

      will294 - 2011-05-19 11:48

      It is, however, most fortunate for the people who live in Cape Town that they will again have a democratic and efficient council - while the rest of the country goes down the drain. They say that you get the government that you deserve - so if you want these ANC incompetants in again, don't complain when you have no service delivery, potholes in your roads, etc

      supporter - 2011-05-19 12:07

      you don"t sound sober yourself. don"t be so sure about PRETORIA

      werner.bezuidenhout - 2011-05-19 12:47

      See, the one important thing that the DA slipped up on, is keeping the ONLY ONE informal settlement in Cape Town happy. Yet I fail to see why they are still voting for DA if what the DA promised, never delivered. If you are not happy of how things were going with the ruling party in your ward or municipality, you vote for someone else. You need to keep your people happy. With Tshwane having more than 30 informal settlements after this LGE, they ANC has a mammoth task of keeping everyone happy while running a City. Parties interest in certain areas aren't always what they say to be.. Some parties are out there to catch you with a "slap riem". Cape Town needs an ANC Mayoral Candidate like Kgosientso Ramokgopa in Tshwane. Can someone please tell Helen Zille that this was a LGE?? Not a national election. She's been running the show like shes running for president. It's a LGE for goodness sakes.

      magszinovich - 2011-05-19 12:55

      Hey, the ANC didn't lose Western Cape. They would have had to have it in the FIRST PLACE which they haven't since the previous elections. Wake up jackass

      KnysnaSha - 2011-05-19 12:57

      DA seems to be taking the whole of the Western Cape. Although the ANC is without a doubt majority overall in SA it will be good for the DA to have a stronger say in the running of this country as the ANC need the opposition to run things transparently. At the moment they do not feel the need to answer to anybody and the SA public need answers on misappropriate on taxpayers money and corruption. Politicians are here to serve us, they are not the ultimate power, and we have the right to know what is happening in our country.

      Maurice - 2011-05-19 17:40

      ZILLE for President

  • farmworker - 2011-05-19 11:30

    So when are we hosting the next world Cup(Rugby,Cricket), I think we need something that will re-unite the country. Politics will always divide the country just the same as religion does.

      GHT - 2011-05-19 11:44

      Rather not CWC. It has a horrible effect on everyones mood. But having RWC, Olympics, SWC, African Cup of Nations or a full cricket test series against the aussies between the 4 year election periods would be pretty awesome!

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-19 14:46

      sorry use the money to uplift the poor rather, then atleast we all get part of the action...

  • Dave-the-bul - 2011-05-19 11:31

    no think this article is old, according to this "By 10:00, more than 100 000 votes had been counted and finalized." And interactive map show more the 200 000 votes been counted. DA leading +53%

      Zanu - 2011-05-19 11:48

      hope so. WE NEED CHANGE!!!

  • Fanie - 2011-05-19 11:33

    I am confused - something that haapens easily - but Map says DA ahead with 53.66% of the 286188 votes counted

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 11:52

      I think the map is updating faster than the ppl writing the articles are.

  • Fanie - 2011-05-19 11:34

    avatar Fanie - Just posted I am confused - something that happens easily - but Map says DA ahead with 53.66% of the 286188 votes counted

  • JadedKnight - 2011-05-19 11:36

    It's becoming more and more apparent News24 is Pro ANC!. 10% of the votes counted by 10h00 does not a "tight grip" make!

      Matt - 2011-05-19 13:00

      And you work this out only now... you can't buy news24 shares if you're white... there's a sign for you! I'm surprised they let DA supporters comment on here... but hey, just add them to the list of biased media outlets - SABC, The New Age, Media24...

  • AmandaWhereTo - 2011-05-19 11:37

    Still, great inroads from the DA... the next elections will be even more interesting. I think in terms of momentum the ANC's arrogance is getting a bit of a shock :)

  • Tersius Kuhne - 2011-05-19 11:39

    Well just pulled a report and it seems ANC is at 54.63 % and DA at 40.51 %, total votes.

      Tersius Kuhne - 2011-05-19 11:39

      286,188 Votes.

  • Carl Muller - 2011-05-19 11:39

    If the HNP voted in Tshwane they with a coalition with the DA could have taken the city....

  • gerrit.n.maritz - 2011-05-19 11:43

    From MyNews24 Twitter: This is the latest official result we have from The City of Tshwane Metro - The DA is leading with 53.66% of the 286 188 votes counted.

      Tersius Kuhne - 2011-05-19 11:45

      Something weird is going on. The IEC reports show the reverse of the news24 page.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 11:54

      I'm getting the feeling that News24 is pulling a Fox News on us. (if you don't catch the reference, i'm talking about the US Bush/Gore election, particularly in Florida)

      Matt - 2011-05-19 13:04

      @ Tersius - that link shows the ANC only have 7.5% ... surely not? wouldn't the majority of Mamelodi vote for ANC, so that they can carry on living in shacks?

  • matla - 2011-05-19 11:45

    With just under 15 million ballots counted shortly just before 10am this morning, the African National Congress had garnered 61.07% of the 2011 local government election votes. A total of 9,084,247 votes had been cast for the ANC, What a wonderful day!!!!!!

      Pantsonfire - 2011-05-19 12:16

      YEAH - IT IS A WONDERFUL DAY WHEN THE ANC LOSES GROUND! All over their percentages are slipping compared to last time...

      magszinovich - 2011-05-19 12:57

      A total of 9,084,247 people who are clearly oblivious to change. VIVA corruption! VIVA lack of service deliveries! VIVA to not doing anything about it.

  • Graham Bartholomew - 2011-05-19 11:47

    The map says the other way around, where are the bloody agents?

  • MasegoMM - 2011-05-19 11:50

    Halala DA Halala!!!

  • MasegoMM - 2011-05-19 11:50

    DA we will keep you in our prayers. Well done!!!

  • Kimbo Slice - 2011-05-19 11:51

    Welcome back to reality ppl, empty promises and "together we can build better communities" my ass

  • karabo - 2011-05-19 11:59

    News24 what is going on, can we please have correct information from you...this is not ok, you website is inconsistent and make it worse saying different things from what the IEC is publishing....

  • supporter - 2011-05-19 12:02


      Matt - 2011-05-19 13:05

      Don't forget Durban and Cape Town!

  • Phillip de Waal - 2011-05-19 12:09

    Funny, the article says this and the map says that? Is News24 now also becoming a political organisation that spews contradictory stories out of its internal divisions?

  • Matt - 2011-05-19 12:10

    This story is eerily similar to the article on SABC News, but with less detail...

  • Mduduzi - 2011-05-19 12:11


      It actually is being updated regularly as I am checking it all the time. Because an hour ago is was 160,602 votes counted (DA 51,75) and now 286,188 votes have been counted (DA53,66%). Sorry ANC ENTHUSIASTS. SORRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!

      Dal68 - 2011-05-19 12:46

      GO DA!!!!!!!!

  • - 2011-05-19 12:17

    "The ANC currently has a tight grip on Tshwane, with about 53% of the votes finalised so far, compared to the DA's 40%." How do you guys read this sentence?

  • wayne.redelinghuys - 2011-05-19 12:28

    Map is at, looks like it is the most up to date, this article is wrong!!

  • Edmund - 2011-05-19 12:41

    Map has been corrected now.. sadly the map was wrong! ANC is leading 53%

  • Forxx - 2011-05-19 12:41

    See the map has been changed from DA to ANC with exactly the same figures. So the map must have been wrong all this time! Damn...

  • JB - 2011-05-19 12:56

    The voting has shown that nothing has changed. ANC still leads, and lives. ANC also still shares some responsibilities with DA.

  • JB - 2011-05-19 12:59

    Current analysis of the results prove that nothing has changed. The ANC still leads, and we still live. At the same time, we continue to "share" leading :). DA must also work for its people, hence they still have WC and Midvaal. or am I wrong?

  • Lindiwe - 2011-05-19 13:20

    I hope everyone voted for the same opposition party otherwise it was just a "wasted" vote ... the DA is SOOOOOO close behind the ANC!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 14:52

      how is the da close? the anc currently has 61 percent of the vote?

  • Santapola - 2011-05-19 14:18

    If DA wins Tshwane i am taking a transfer to polokwane hoer..i cannot be ruled by arrogant people..never in my dreams...I am leaving

      BobbyM - 2011-05-19 16:15

      Bye Bye then

      phillip - 2011-05-19 16:33

      hi santa can i arrange a truck to for saterday , bye!!!!!!!!!!!

      Meister - 2011-05-19 20:12

      Have a nice trip. U will not be missed

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