ANC leads with 60% of votes counted

2011-05-19 08:06

Pretoria - The African National Congress (ANC) had garnered more than 60% of the 10.9 million local government election votes counted by 07:00 on Thursday morning.

According to figures from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 6 548 709 votes had been cast in favour of the ANC while the Democratic Alliance (DA) had secured 2 790 862 votes or 26.03%.

It was still not clear how many of South Africa's 23.65m voters took part in Wednesday's election.


Chief Electoral Officer Pansy Tlakula told a press briefing on Wednesday that she hoped that at least 40% of registered voters had cast their ballots.

Of the 10.9m votes cast by 3.73m voters counted by 07:00, 201 385, or 1.8%, were spoilt votes.

At 07:00 the IEC was reporting that the ANC had secured 826 council seats, the DA 358 seats, the Congress of the People (Cope) 40 and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) 16.

It was not known which wards these were, but the DA's Tshwane spokesperson said the party had secured 38 of 105 wards in Tshwane, with results still outstanding.

The IEC had yet to record the Tshwane results.

In the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, the DA and the ANC appeared to be in a bruising battle with the ANC edging ahead of the DA.

At 07:00, the IEC was reporting that the DA had garnered 167 561 votes to the ANC's 172 379 votes.

Western Cape

Attempts by the ANC to regain control of Western Cape municipalities did not appear to be bearing fruit.

According to IEC figures, the ANC had secured 30.1% of the vote in the province compared to 59.4% for the DA. This was based on 1 604 389 votes cast by 567 360 voters.

A ward in Randfontein west of Johannesburg was the first to complete its vote counting. The ANC won 57% of the vote and the DA 43%.

Nine people were registered in Ward 74802011. Seven of them voted, with the ANC receiving four votes and the DA three.

Early results out of Gauteng indicated that the DA was leading in Midvaal, while in KwaZulu-Natal the IFP was doing battle with the National Freedom Party (NFP) for second spot.

The NFP, which was created by the IFP's former national chairwoman Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi earlier this year, had secured 225 041 votes to the 326 438 of the IFP.

  • Jakob - 2011-05-19 08:09

    all corrupt just like zim..

      golferspal - 2011-05-19 16:54

  • Matsolo - 2011-05-19 08:17 for the 2014 elections.

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-19 09:12

      If the ANC does not deliver VAVI and Cosatu will take their vote away. Ask the people if they will vote for them again when they does not benefit from it.

      Frungy - 2011-05-20 03:04

      Very nice actually. The ANC continues it's downward trend. 2011 Local Government Elections ANC 60% 2009 National Elections ANC 65.9% 2004 National Elections ANC 69.95% The ANC is circling the toilet in a death spiral... and still manages to congratulate itself on "winning". Morons.

  • photonic - 2011-05-19 08:27

    There was a time I felt sorry for poor black people and apart from giving handouts I actually created employment for them. Sure, more are seeing the light and changing their vote but is is obvious the majority still vote ANC. Tomorrow they will be back at my door looking for handouts. This time there will be a change though.....there won't be any more handouts. Why should I help people who do not wish to help themselves?

      paulf - 2011-05-19 08:54

      I wonder what they say now that Madiba did not vote ANC? Even Madiba has seen that the ANC of today does not represent his ideals.

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 09:39

      changeisgood, who peed on your birthday cake? Eish!

      changeisGood - 2011-05-19 10:20

      @ANC-FTL how do you know the difference, did you try speaking zulu to them? i don't think you have any idea, to you all blacks are South African, just goes to show how arrogant and anrrow minded you are no FACTS always assuming, I know beacuse they speak none of the South African Laguages and that is a FACT. state you FACTS befor farting with you mouth wild open, it stinks. bloody agent.

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:13

      @changeisGood - Good luck with that.....Do us all a favour and take your head out of your ar......Oops, I mean sand.

      Mthandi111 - 2011-05-19 15:59

      Photonic , you sound like a poor white man who does not know why people create jobs? I think you need a job yourself

      SDR - 2011-05-19 17:17

      @Mthandi : Still you don't say anything about photonic actually giving handouts (used to)? Iv'e seen numerous accounts where black (also upper class black) simply ignore the poor black on the side of the road. Hell sometimes they even chase them. What about white churches with support programs for the poor/elderly? Anything good to say about that? Why don't you ask photonic if he/she can please carry on with the handouts? Cause by not providing that support, that poor person will end breaking into your house or steal your car or even kill you to make a living... think about that....

      i.f.chick - 2011-05-19 21:56

      SDR. I, & I think like many other black people, do not simply hand out to people begging on the streets because by simply giving them handouts, you're not actually helping, they'll just keep coming back. My way of helping is offering someone a little job & then pay them for it. And hope they learn that's the way to pick yourself up. Create employment like photonic used to. But my bit won't change the world. we all know there will be that one moron who wants things for free.

      SDR - 2011-05-19 23:25

      @i.f.chick : You can't say that the handouts mean nothing? I simply just don't have the capacity to create jobs for the poor, the best I could do was handouts. That has come to an end as well, seeing as I don't have a job anymore, thank you so much BEE.

      ruezy - 2011-05-20 08:22

      photonic, i'm richer than u, and i have white pple working for me so stuff your comment up your a**

      ruezy - 2011-05-20 08:24

      by the way photonic, i'm black...and creating employment for both black and white...stop making us sound like we really rely on you for our survival...

      White Bitch - 2011-05-20 09:46

      So true, I also used to feel sorry and try and help where i can. Seems the learning curve here is very slow!

  • AllSeeingEye - 2011-05-19 08:27

    I see the likes of DaaiVark and the rest didnt comment or is it stil early for that?

      Sparxi - 2011-05-19 09:04

      And your contribution must be seen as a comment on the municipal election how exactly?

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-19 09:18

      Hey there is one and only one all seeing eye p*ss off

  • Donovan Thatcher - 2011-05-19 08:28

    Superb journalism. The heading says that the ANC leads after 60% or the votes have been counted, while the 1st paragraph says that the ANC has 60% of the counted votes. Which one is it, SAPA? Reading onwards to try and make sense of it all.

  • - 2011-05-19 08:30

    So I guess this is the end of strikes, rallies and protests for all the people that again voted for the ANC. By voting ANC, you all admitted that you are happy with the standard of living provided by your party. Don't cry tomorrow.

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 09:42

      lookeyo, your post says it all. Typical ANC voter!!!!! You don't warrant a reply!

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:19

      @looeyno and @changeisGood - You are typical racist cANCer supporters. Black this, white that........You people are doomed to repeat your failures. Keep voting cANCer, just don't moan about the corruption, nepotism and general criminality that comes with it. You get what you vote for. PS. How do you people stand upright with the weight of those huge chips on your shoulders?

      SDR - 2011-05-19 13:06

      @changeisGood : let me help you. You want to know why you are being looked down upon by whites? All people should be treated equally right? Wrong. BEE helps blacks attain jobs that they are not qualified for, then the white man needs to assist him with his duties. Seen this many times. Another reason, why was the pass rate dropped in shools? Why don't they raise the standard to what they were 20 years ago? You can virtually pass by hardly doing anything. Don't want to work for it do you? You want easy marks, a diploma that was bought and a guaranteed job and lots of money. WORK FOR IT FOR A CHANGE!!! You want a racist remark I'll give you one, actually more of a fact than anything else.... Whites are the masters, you see the laptop/desktop you are using to post, well that was designed by white people. You see the cellphone you are using, white people thougt of that, you see the AMG that Malema is driving, take a guess... So smile the next time you indulge in some luxury or make use of simple conveniences, knowing who the master minds are behind them... so run along and give some more of your tax money to your racist narrow minded ANC leaders, they will no doubt use it to jump onto a white airplane, go to a white country and buy themselves a white suite to wear for their white weddings...

      Mthandi111 - 2011-05-19 16:05

      SDR easy on the anger, so you master technology do you think you now need to master the black people. Go find another hobby

      SDR - 2011-05-19 16:46

      @Mthandi : Just stating the facts, they all around you, can you see them? I guess not. The ANC is counting on your vote so they can keep lining their pockets with your tax money, you don't mind paying for the rest of your life do you? Of course not, as long as you live in the past then everything that happens today is of no concern. The country simply cannot go back to apartheid, it is impossible, even with a so called white covernment. Wake up.

  • Sunshine - 2011-05-19 08:42

    The ANC will never get the municipalities in the Western Cape and Thank God for that. Talk and talk and talk and talk is all the ANC can do. They had 20 years to show us what they can do, but i suppose they need more time and how much longer do they want? DA you rock!!!!

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 09:45

      Where does the number 400 come from? Can't judge of fiction, need facts!

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:30

      @matla, sorry, 400 years? Ya, OK, whatever. Racist attitudes have been in place in this country from when the English landed here, but official racist policy was only instituted early in the 1900 by the British administration. Apartheid was officially instituted in 1948. For the record though, putting in water, sanitation and housing in 17 years to areas that need it, is completely doable. Reversing the effect of apartheid will take a long time, but providing basic services, housing and jobs can be done in a very short time. In this the cANCer have failed. They have failed and keep failing the very people that vote for them while lining their pockets with money that should have been used for the poor people of South Africa.

  • Glen - 2011-05-19 08:44

    Dats ayoba

  • Matt - 2011-05-19 09:02

    Looking at the interactive map makes me sad. The DA has all but one of the WC municipalities which is fine, but the rest of the country looks to be ANC. You look at places like Umtata which have become virtual warzones, but still the locals voted ANC. Do they ENJOY poverty and squalor? Still, JHB and PTA are becoming DA... that's something at least!

      mixit - 2011-05-19 12:54

      Check the latest results, PTA and JHB are still ANC...... sorry....

      Koos - 2011-05-19 13:17

      I come from an area where under white rule it was negleted and under ANC we have most of the promises that ANC promise, i grow up using candles now we have electricity i grow up drinking water from the river now each an every family have clean running water, i used to travel over 5km to catch a bus to town now we have decent road and tarred road within my area, we used to travel over 20-30km to the clinic now there is clinics within 10km and mobile clinics that come to my area,to me those are some of the basic need that ANC PROMISE AND THEY HAVE DELIVERED,I don't need RDP house i'm happy where i live cos its a tribal land and also we own that land not gov,my family were forcely moved by evil white regime from their land which was productive they were farming and leaving peacefully until evil whites came with police breaking the doors down intimidating people with guns and dogs never gave them enough chance to pack and leave and all their livestock die when they got where we are now,my great parents pass-on very bitter towards a white man,I wish they were here today cos if they wish to move back to where they came from they can under ANC, for me this are some of the reason,i will vote and i will die for ANC,its a reason i was prepare to sacrifice my life for,i wasn't gonna rest until we restore the dignity of black people.ANC is my institution.

      Tania - 2011-05-19 17:34

      Koos, I need to introduce to a white woman that lives on a smallholding outside Mthatha. She risks her life and those of her family by taking care of hundreds of rural horses that are badly neglected by their owners due to poverty and ignorance. She receives no government grants, is too busy to bother herself with hours of paperwork to register herself as an NGO, and pays most of the expenses out of her own pocket. She does this seven days a week, winter and summer. She relies on donations from her members on her Facebook profile. Please have a look at it: Barn Yard Stables - Mthatha Horse Rehabilitation and Rescue. Janine is not the only one: there are a lot of people that have moved out of their comfort zone and are assisting their fellow South Africans. Don't tar everyone with the same brush.

  • Mike - 2011-05-19 09:04

    ANC may be in the lead, but the DA is clearly eroding their power base slowly but surely which means that while the ANC may turn out victorious this time around, they certainly cannot afford to rest on their big fat laurels and will from now on have to actually do some work for a change if they want to retain their ever receding majority.

      BlackSwan - 2011-05-20 12:22

      I agree with you Mike. I am ANC and agree they need a shake-up. I can say I will NEVER vote for the DA, but I will challenge every small party out there (incl the DA which is still minute no matter what they claim), to keep the ANC on its toes! Viva the original congress viva!

  • mjvandersandt - 2011-05-19 09:06

    Fortunatley the ANC voters cannot say their decision was uninformed. They were given 17 years of warning of what they will receive for their tick......nothing but lessons to steal from the taxpayer and communities.

      mixit - 2011-05-19 12:53

      we voted with wide open eyes Broe, please don't try and think for us, we know we are Idiotic and dumb, but blind, we are not.

  • mario.kleynhans - 2011-05-19 09:07

    Zakhele the 10 best run Municipalities are run by the DA. Explain please! By bringing racial politics into the elections it shows racism. You should maybe take a long hard look at yourself.

      Zakhele - 2011-05-19 09:47

      Here: DA claims 6% of black votes 5 minutes ago The DA has taken at least six percent of the black vote nationally, a party strategist says. Amen!

      mixit - 2011-05-19 12:52

      please care to share the names of the best run municipalities by DA, and out of how much, and their rankings please.

      Che - 2011-05-19 14:04

      u take coloureds out of the black equation, then they've probably taken 0.1% of the black vote. add the fact that voter turn out was lowest in traditional ANC strongholds such as Mpumalanga. consider the fact that, based on preliminary results, ANC support averages close to 60% nationally. I think our people have send a loud and clear message to the DA: the day's of white supremacy are over and over for good.

  • cara - 2011-05-19 09:09

    No need folks to pass on personal spats and comments close to racial fights. Look at the bigger picture - the ANC has a lot to answer to if they think that they can continue along the path where people / the masses are blind to their poor governance. The positive step is that we are really progressing along the line of becoming politically more mature - and that is a great leap forward. Especially for the many people who were excluded in the past. I do not always agree with everything of the government of the day and luckily has always lived in the Western Cape, but we are improving as a nation.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 13:42

      @Cara,one thing that also need to improve from ya is a attitude,who are the masses? you must take your goggles off,we are not blind,we know there are some greedy comrade, we vote for ANC as a Party there are some corrupt people within but before they got there,they used to work hard for their community,you don't just become an ANC MP, you have to prove yourself first through ANC structures,i know the guys who were involve in their branches now they are in ANC provincial commitee,some are still in regional, ANC is a very organise organisation believe it or not,we have access to any gov minister,if we have meetings they can be addressed by anyone in Gov position or Luthuli House,ANC officials don't only come to our areas when its voting time,they do interact with grassroot level

  • Christelle - 2011-05-19 09:10

    If the ANC was as good at service delivery as they are at electionering, this would have been a very nice place to live in. Unfortunately they talk the talk but cant walk the walk. Definately have no sympathy anymore for anybody voting ANC and complaining about poor service delivery and incompetance of government.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 13:56

      its so easy for whites to point fingers, have you been to the areas where majority of blacks live? i'm not talking about informal settlement, if you want i will personally take you to my area and sure you what ANC have done for people, we don't expect miracles, we understand that it will take time to correct everything but slowly we will get there,Rome was not build in a day, gov of the day is not an exclusive gov,they have to satify everyone not just 1 race as it was the story of Apartheid regime,think of this your Apartheid regime only needed to make sure all the resources goes to less then 10M people. gov of today have to make sure that resources are shared by almost 50M people

      SDR - 2011-05-19 15:11

      @Koos : Oh and where did the 40M people come from?

  • jgkoen - 2011-05-19 09:10

    @Zakhele Many black South Africans are still hurt after events that happened more than 17 years ago. It's understandable. Thousands of white South Africans voted for the ANC after the NP's demise, in an effort to embrace the new South Africa, and stayed away from DA due to it still being largely an all-White party. Things in the last 17 years have drastically changed and the DA has broadened its horizons, having a multicultural party. I mean Helen Zille toi-toiing is a cassic example! The ANC have had SEVENTEEN years to prove themselves, and embrace other SOuth Aricans, but with the introduction of Julius Malema and his voicings, People were offended! As well as the ANC not fulfilling it's promises, citizens are turning to the Western Cape, the "Flagship" of a succesful South Africa, ironically run by the DA. So this is not a racial thing, this is how do we make our country succesful for ALL south africans? And this is by opening our eyes and seeing that we actually HAVE a chance outside the ANC.

      michaelp1 - 2011-05-19 10:58

      I am one of those thousands of white people who voted ANC in the first election. I'm afraid their track record has made me do a 180. The ANC under this leadership is NOWHERE near that of Nelson Mandela, the greatest South African who ever lived. Tony Leon epitomized the old stereotype - Helen is something else altogether. She wants what is best for ALL South Africans!! The ANC leadership wants material things for themselves and their cronies, at the EXPENSE of ALL South Africans. Only the blinkered and stupid can't see that.

  • Phutie - 2011-05-19 09:14

    The problem with most people commenting in this forum are pro DA and white who cannot have a sensible discussion.Even when it has been proven that ANC has support they call those people idiots forgeting that democrazy came at a higher prize and we have the right to choose as enshrine in the constitution.I think this forum really is full of haters who really cannot reason.

      ANC Ancestor - 2011-05-19 09:42

      We are with you. You want to keep the party in power that screws you sideways, the constitution certainly entitles you to do so. Just don't complain and toy-toy against the ANC anymore, you wanted them in power. Your reasoning is tip-top my friend

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 09:51

      You obviously haven't read all the posts. Many racist ANC trolls today. Then again, I think they are only one or two people using many different names!

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:40

      @Phutie, sorry dude, I disagree. If you look at most of the posts by cANCer supporters, you will notice that they are racist and offensive. There is NO sensible discussion when racism and offense is involved. Period.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 14:28

      i'm with you there Phutie, if whites show their racist attitude toward black people calling us,savages,masses,uneducated idoits,they expect us to be grateful to that,i will not sit by while whites continue to to show their hatred to black population, I used to be nice and thought i should give them chances they will change,but 17 years down the line, i have adopted the eye for an aye stance toward whites, the only way this country will move forward is when we show them the same attitude as they show us,if you are nice,i'll be nice,if you are evil i'll be evil as well. I will not let any white disrespect my people, they been doing it for generation,but if we let them continue with their attitude and we are the one being abused racial by these whites,fu** them ,we have to do the same thing towards them , until they realise they are no longer special in this country.Nowdays i'm always prepare for anything even wherever i go, if a white show disrespect i tell him or her there straight away and if he want to take things further i'm prepare for that as well,if he is ready to fight i'm ready for that as well.if he carry a gun i will shoot him first cos mine is always ready for action. Phutie that is how i have come to it,eye for an eye,until they start show respect toward black people, this is what i preach most blacks i hang out with

  • swoan - 2011-05-19 09:14

    so Mandela's vote did not help COPE? such a pity!

      mixit - 2011-05-19 12:50

      I mean, I want to know how factual is their claim. even his vote just did not help. and to the DA Supporters, even Mandela can't bring himself to cast his vote to you...pity

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-19 09:16

    ... and so the protests will continue... The next service delivery protest that starts, I'm going to laugh my ass off.

      mixit - 2011-05-19 12:49

      if it will make you drink your cafe' latte' better, you can laugh and I will be dancing my butt off at the street, protesting for service delivery.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 14:35

      there is nothing wrong with protesting,if you are not happy and talks have failed ,then you get community together to voice their anger,but it doesn't mean that yoy are not happy with ANC, if i'm not happy with my local councillor what should i do, sit around and complain forever,no i'm not white,if i'm not happy i will make sure they understand that we are not happy, we are family there is no hatred towards each other, we fight today next time we laugh together

      liesl - 2011-05-20 12:47

      Koos and mixit, yes its your right ... but it wastes money that could have been used for service delivery. It wastes time that now has to be spent on cleanup that could have been spent on improving IF the will was there to start with. Surely there are more productive ways of voicing your dissatisfaction with a councillor that you just voted in?

  • swoan - 2011-05-19 09:21

    my vote to the ANC was motivated by white people around me, at work, on the roads, neighbours and at the malls! if they keep on doing what they are doing, its going to be hard for me to trust Zille, even if she can buy a big building like Ponte for that woman hanging around her, I wont vote for her! to hell with them and their fake smiles!

      Kimbo Slice - 2011-05-19 09:38

      My vote to the DA was motivated black people, by ignorance, corruption, toi toi's, Shoot the boer... list goes on. You voted out of race, not intelligence, DA works, prove me wrong

      Matt - 2011-05-19 10:07

      I didn't vote ANC or DA, motivated by the fact I ignored the race factor and looked at their policies and values, and I believe both fail

      changeisGood - 2011-05-19 10:08

      my sentiments exactly, these fake white people think we are going to fall for their trap, it is so true, white people all over the country stil go around with a superiority mentality. They are racists and know it as well, it's just an act they are putting up to accomodate us, we do not need that shit, they must be bold enough to tell us they are still racist and we will accept that. It is better to be honest than to try so hard to fake it, cos others on the receiving end can see right through you if you are faking it.

      changeisGood - 2011-05-19 10:13

      I may not agree with Malema's statements sometimes however one thing about him is that he is open about what he beleives in, he is never shy as to what the nxt person may think of him, he speaks his mind regardless if you like him or not. South Africans have become a fake nation.

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:42

      That is sad. Vote based on track record, not on race. I vote on track record, if the ANC governed well, I would vote ANC, even though I know many racist, narrow minded black people.

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:44

      @changeisGood - back trolling, racist?

  • Fisto - 2011-05-19 09:24

    Zakhele, do you think your colleagues in the boardroom will take someone like you serious for spending time on the internet spewing this bile?

  • porra - 2011-05-19 09:31

    It's all a farce, nothing will ever change, TIA, this is Africa, should the DA ever come into power, or even remotely, democratically, the country will go up in flames. Look at the rest of Africa, epic!

      william.botha - 2011-05-19 10:07

      Grande merda Africa

      sefeddt - 2011-05-19 11:18

      You could be right, news report that in Midvaal the ANC are threatening to burn down the houses of those suspected of voting DA. What does Gwede Mantashe say "we are disapointed", are the ANC sending in a high level team to invetigate?, his reply no, it a police matter. What happens now is the police take action to prevent them, violence flares and the ANC condems this stating the DA is responsible.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 14:41

      it will never happen, but lets entertain your ideas that DA manage to win election,i for One will take up Arms cos i will not wants to live under white Rule again,no fu**in way,but it will never happen trust me.

      SDR - 2011-05-19 15:42

      @Koos : Freedom fighter still living in the past... You blacks think voting for DA will bring back apartheid? LOL. Say it does come back, can't you think for yourself that countries will impose sanctions on SA? What will that do to our so called growing economy? If you not sure, feel free to ask. Oh another thing, 20% of whites were against apartheid, only 6% blacks voted for the DA. All it is with you guys is ANC vs Apartheid. Time to get over it...

  • pugwash - 2011-05-19 09:34

    shows you the voter mentality - they all go back for more ...

  • monono.j.setone - 2011-05-19 09:36

    I am also proud to vote for ANC, Viva ANC Viva. ANC gave us freedom, I LOVE U ALL ANC leaders & members, Zuma, Malema,Winnie,Tata & so on. Regards Josephine Monono Setone from Soweto, Greenvillage

      WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-19 09:41

      Shame, you have no clue

      Mike - 2011-05-19 09:53

      So you still haven't woken up and smelled the roses yet? Pitty voted with your heart (firmly buried in a redundant past) and not your head (willing to move forward).

      william.botha - 2011-05-19 10:05

      ANC = Pied piper You = rodent follower of pied piper

      Mensekind - 2011-05-19 10:06

      Unfortunately for you slogans don't pave the road leading to my suburb. It doesn't matter if you love a party or not, your love won't put tar on that road. Only proper planning from people who know how to develop infrastructure together with hard work would be able to do these things. A cadre deployed to blindly believe slogans and put the money into his or her own pocket won't ever do it.

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:46

      That is your right, just remember, liberation organisations make for the worst governments. The ANC that helped liberate this country is dead, Zuma, Malema and their friends have hijacked Nelson Mandela's ANC.

      SDR - 2011-05-19 15:52

      @monono : freedom, haha, way back when, that is all you care about, fck the economy...., VIVA OPEN TOILET VIVA (shouting down into the murky smelly depths), I feel free ontop of my long drop.

      SDR - 2011-05-19 15:55

      Slow down there a bit Koos, the Nazi designed the AMG that Malema is driving in, bought using your money, think next time please...

  • Mario - 2011-05-19 09:37

    17 years of rule, i just want to know if the ANC are such an amazing party, why dont they bring back the death penalty for all these hideous crimes? oh wait because maybe then if they get rid of all the criminals they wont have anybody to vote for them.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 14:58

      Mario , who the Fu** do you think you are? first death penalty doesn't bring crime down, if that was the case there will be crime in countries like US, talk about hideous crime, your fore fathers have created hideous crime in this continent, now you call us ANC voters criminals, really know your history, let me ask you why are the white doing in this continent,whites have been stealing our land to resources and commiting some of the worst human right abuses, now you have mouth to shout, shut the fu** up you bloody knob head

      Mario - 2011-05-19 15:15

      yes typical response i would expect, we stole your land, that card is running a little dry. it always comes back to something like that, there's no use arguing, theres no logic to be had. end of story.

  • Darkie_Ekasi - 2011-05-19 09:45

    Viva ANC Viva!

      Rhage - 2011-05-19 12:03


      BlackSwan - 2011-05-20 12:26

      Oh yeah! And the losers celebrate a fail of 24% as victory! I thought they said they are clever! 24 is a fail is a fails is a fail. Viva ANC!

  • Hane - 2011-05-19 09:48

    Zakhele is not very clever, racist. Grow up.

  • w w - 2011-05-19 10:00

    @ thobsion.ANC an @Zakele you guys are wanting a true African economic climate? Zakele you said "Corporate South Africa would feel the winds of Africa." Have you guys SEEN the rest of Africa? Ive been through Africa and you can see how awesome they are doing and that is your shining beacon to strive towards? Maybe the ANC have very low standards to achieve but if I where them I would rather strive to have much better Economic role models than Africa. Maybe that's why the rest of the civil and intelligent people would see through the ANC lies and corruption and realize it's not about color anymore but about an awesome country with loads of potential.

      Other Justin - 2011-05-19 11:51

      Yip, totally agree. My company does business in Kenya, which is meant to be a 'decent' African country. The people that go there say it is hell. non-existent infrastructure, no law and order and total corruption and this is in the capital.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 15:07

      why don't you do business with your european role models,you white hates everything about Africa but you want Africa to make you rich, just fu** off do business with your kind somewhere in europe

  • biskit - 2011-05-19 10:27

    The only solution to this mess is divide SA in half - Give ANC one half to run and give DA the other half. In 5 years time we talk

      Rhage - 2011-05-19 12:02

      stupidity is clearly hereditary.

      Koos - 2011-05-19 15:09

      this is AFRICA Biscu** you can not divide our land anymore, if you are not happy with the way things are fu** off somewhere maybe pack for Perth

      biskit - 2011-05-19 16:00

      Hey Koos no one is saying divide the land or the people... just divide the municipal ruling for 5 years ...Give it a try and then decide. And i've never been to Perth i'm MADE in AFRICA

  • LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-19 10:34

    I did not vote, I could not vote as the demarcations of the wards has been changed and I only found out a few weeks befor elections, but the strangest thing is that where I've registered the first time is within the borders of that ward, but it created an alternate location for me which put me just outside by 2 streets. So I'll never vote again, I was actually unsure of wether I should or not and got my sign I was looking for.

  • Wayne - 2011-05-19 10:36

    Those open toilets are destined to stay open apparently...well you get what you vote for.

  • Van - 2011-05-19 10:40

    @zakhele Nelson Mandela faught for freedom from Racism and discrimination of white on black and black on white - have you watched Invictus What must he think when he looks at the attitudes of people towards each other? some of us really have moved past the issue of colour and really just want the best for everybody. I want service delivery to all, housing to all, jobs for all - and I know so many people who feel the same! I know rich black people who will not help their fellow black poor person - so why are you lashing out at white people? I am a white person, I am not rich, I am anything but rich and yet I give jobs and money to poor black people. I was not involved in apartheid and I dont see why I should have to suffer for what the Old white people did. I have many friends of colour, we have all moved past the colour issue and it really shocks and hurts me that you cant I dont care who runs this country, I want service delivery, no matter who gives it to me, IFP, UDM, DA, ANC Mandela fought for freedom from all of this nonsense under the ANC party I support Mandela and his vision and am glad the ANC won to free this country of that but unfortuantely of late they spend the tax payers money on huge parties of drunkenness This year i might have voted UDM or ANC or DA - and i will now see if i get the service delivery etc. that i need If i dont next time i will vote for someone else black white red colour is not the issue come people be realistic

      Nonhle - 2011-05-19 14:04

      well said Van I really like your comment

  • Van - 2011-05-19 10:46

    I am a colour neutral person Can i ask all the (sorry to say) black people) a question IF the DA was run by a black leader - would you vote for them because of their policies, service delivery etc.

      Tebogo - 2011-05-19 12:18

      how about you ask the 6% blacks which voted DA? Plus Stating that you are color neutral human being does not make u any humble and kind.

      mixit - 2011-05-19 12:45

      COPE,IFP,NFD, and so on are run by "BLACK" leaders, check the stats and you will find your answer right there.

      BlackSwan - 2011-05-20 12:27

      Stupid question!

  • michaelp1 - 2011-05-19 10:51

    @Zakhele - You add much to this forum - unlike some others who post the most silly divisive comments. Thank you. I do believe though, that one needs to be very careful of Racial Stereotyping. We have lot's of BIG problems coming in this country, and a great number of these are going to be as a result of unsustainable policies which the ANC has implemented mainly to ensure votes. Leaders need to say unpopular things sometimes. The ANC is handing out too many sweets - they are going to have to deal with a LOT of toothache later! The social problems being created by Child Grants, for one, is already resulting in 13 year olds bearing children!! 13 year olds paying boys to get them pregnant!!! We have recently become a net importer of food for the FIRST time in our history!! - problems with Land Redistribution would be a large factor I imagine. However, as long as we understand our differences (there will always be differences) and contribute positively to the National Debate (like you do)we will head in the right direction.

  • HowardX - 2011-05-19 11:06

    A national percentage statistic is beyond meaningless in local elections.

  • crymash - 2011-05-19 11:57

    #FACT ANC IS STILL GOING TO BE THE RULING PARTY FOR THE NEXT TEN TWENTY THIRTY YEARS OR SO NO MATTER HOW CORRUPT THEY ARE!!! BUT WHY? 1.S.A democracy is still young at 17 and the majority of blacks who lived through apartheid at this day and age comprise the majority of people who vote who are still scarred by the previous regime and would rather have a corrupt Anc than being governed by a white party. 2.In S.A there is no black political party that can hold its own against the Anc that's why the Anc hardly loses support of the people regardless of the corruption that has infested the ruling party.

      Nonhle - 2011-05-19 13:28

      Im with you there crymash, you will never repair 300 years damage within 17 years they getting there, whoever talking about service delivery they have to wait for their turn even if you have 5 childrens you wont be able to satisfy their needs at the same time others will come last.

      annarie.vanderschyff - 2011-05-19 14:16

      @nonhle you must be one of the oldest ladies i know 300 years of good memory , im not that old but if memory from history classes serve me right 300 years ago zhaka zulu and no whites was running natal,tribal wars was at a high and the few people afraid of this ran away and joined the farm settlers in the last 100 years opression came and from the british rule's time .now in modern times a quater of that has been served , were to now? i hope just forward!!

  • msendi - 2011-05-19 12:01

    Don't be fooled by percentages. Most people in rural areas and townships don't take local elections seriously. It is too early for DA to claim that they can challenge ANC. I know a lot of people who didn't vote because the have this belief that ANC will win anyway… It is sad to learn that DA want to run Western Cape like another Orania…

      sefeddt - 2011-05-19 14:29

      They do not take local elections seriously yet riot when they do not get services? Surely not.

  • hellomoto - 2011-05-19 12:13

    Zakhele : get over yourself and about what affects BLACK people at the end of the day you guys just care about yourselves only always did. and as soon as something does not go your way you want to pull the racist card .. Please we are tied of listening to it. What does the ANC teach us to Burn something down when we want something!!! the only good anc member ever is Madiba its sickening what you guys are doing to this country

      Koos - 2011-05-19 15:19

      @Hellocu** emigrate you bastard,what are you on about? you whites are the most selfish cu**s around, we only care about ourself only..really.. i guess your Nazi regime never rule this country, look around your sorounding you idiot and tell me how come your area is what it is, who treated you as a first class citizen,this country was not under Apartheid Nazi regime then Hellocu**?

  • Sanity - 2011-05-19 12:15

    VIVA ANC VIVA! AMANDLA TO CORRUPTION, POOR SERVICE DELIVERY, STINKING TOWNS & ROTTING INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS. Viva ma potholes viva! Amandla to racism, deception, arrogance, indocrination, accountability deferred, graft-AMANDLA! VIVA TO HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, HIGH TEEN PREGNANCY RATE, AMANDLA TO INCREASED CHILD SUPPORT GRANTS AMANDLA! We the anc, once we suspect that u start questioning us & become clever; we remind u of your past. We also tell u that we fought for your liberation from white domination. We know that even if we can be this bad, u will continue to vote for us anyway cos u CAN'T STAND the past. RIGHT NOW WE'LL CHECK HOW MUCH MONEY WE CAN PLUNDER FOR OURSELVES IN ALL SPHERES OF GOVENMT. WE LUV EXPENSIVE CARS & HOUSES & THE GOOD LIFE & WE ARE NOT APOLOGETIC ON THAT. WE SUFFERED FOR TOO LONG & NOW IT'S OUR TIME. Keep on voting for us, even if we mess up, don't worry we promise we'll fix it this time (although we don't 99% of the time). Oh how much we like taking advantage of the political landscape - esp the uninformed township voter. We the anc we'll keep the so called traditional voters stupid so as not to see reality. This is not America, the biggest imperialist. Just throw in a poor RDP house here, social grant there and some non-existent white domination overthere, & we'll tell u what u want to hear - say the right things u see. Surely you will get stuck with us for decades! VIVA, AMANDLA TO ALL THE ABOVE. LONG LIVE THE ANC - STUFF MICKY MOUSE PARTIES!

      Koos - 2011-05-19 15:24

      oh wow that is rich comming from a white person , did you have balls to question your Apartheid gov? Sanity you are a top class tosser, you supported Apartheid you have no room to talk go entertain other Nazi scum like you somewhere.

  • TESCO1 - 2011-05-19 12:25

    Until the Madam and her followers understand what ummemezi, imbola/ibomvu, amalongwe,etc are, black people will always vote for black people - sad but true.

  • mixit - 2011-05-19 12:42

    I am a happy "poor, Idiotic, Uneducated (even though i am a Management Accountant of a very well known Comapny, and my hubby being a CA),stupid BLACK FEMALE who is indeed following the Stupid,good for nothing ANC. Wow, I feel good. Anf for all your insults...MMM do you feel much better after sending them through??? too bad, it won't change the fact that we are idiots and we will continue to vote for the ANC and toy-toy after that. we enjoy it... now race to the "mother" city and be Madams and Fadams there.NXA!!

  • mixit - 2011-05-19 12:42

    I am a happy "poor, Idiotic, Uneducated (even though I am a Management Accountant of a very well known Company, and my hubby being a CA),stupid BLACK FEMALE who is indeed following the Stupid ,good for nothing ANC. Wow, I feel good. ANC for all your insults...MMM do you feel much better after sending them through??? too bad, it won't change the fact that we are idiots and we will continue to vote for the ANC and toy-toy after that. we enjoy it... now race to the "mother" city and be Madams and Fadams there.NXA!!

      Owami - 2011-05-19 12:55

      I can relate. It seems some people think the elections are a contest for intelligence. If they call us "stupid", "idiots", we will be so scared and ashamed, we won't vote ANC. I say bring on the names! Roll them out as you wish. When the final votes are counting, ANC will win. We willcontinue voting ANC. Undermine loyalty of the masses at your own peril. They put emphasis on intelligence. Really! How does that translate to votes?

      mixit - 2011-05-19 12:59

      @ Owami, it's a disgrace that we still have people who think all black people are made to be maids and garden boys. so I guess South Africa is surrounded by all those people because it's being proven that majority voted for ANC overall, then it leaves only about less than 25% of the intelligent ones, I wonder where does my pa, fall under, since she has a matric, but she's white, and I have degrees and I'm black.

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  • Samantha - 2011-05-19 13:08

    I sincerely wish for the DA to win all out and it's sure to happen in years to come. The ANC might hold on to power for now because the black man is fearing that the white man might come into power again. Did 17 years of freedom do nothing for you thus far. Surely, by now you should have the confidence to overcome any obstacle that is related to the apartheid era. Be strong and courageous and stand up for what YOU want and what YOU believe in. Don't think about the then, focus on the now.

      Che - 2011-05-19 17:10

      Fat chance! When the ANC eventually goes, which might happen at some point in the future because of the sins of incumbency, it would not be because of the DA. A credible opposition would have emerged. I know it really hurts many on this forum, but the ANC is still with us for quite a while. In fact, i'm willing to hazard a guess that come 2014, it would get a two-thirds majority.

  • StorieMan - 2011-05-19 13:32

    I leave you know with an political advertisement not paid by the political party……. While walking down the street one day a 'Member of Parliament' Is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the Entrance. 'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.' 'No problem, just let me in,' says the man. 'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.' 'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the MP. 'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.' And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises... The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. 'Now it's time to visit heaven.' So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. 'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.' The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.' So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. 'I don't understand,' stammers the MP. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?' The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday we were campaigning... Today you voted.'

  • mdebruyn1 - 2011-05-19 13:39

    The parties will win wards etc. but actually non of them are winners because the majority of the registered voters, more than half decided that none of the parties on the ballot was worth voting for, so they didn't vote.

  • Chris - 2011-05-19 13:47

    Aagh well another 4years of poor service delivery and people striking, ironically all of them voted for the ANC. By the look of it, next elections will be very interesting.

  • Ernestina Nkooe - 2011-05-19 14:14

    Gotta love SA democracy..these elections are revealing.

  • Nick van der Leek - 2011-05-19 14:18

    How does this work: "1 604 389 votes cast by 567 360 voters"

      MrTruth - 2011-05-20 11:38

      That is what a good education does for you.

      BlackSwan - 2011-05-20 12:31

      there was more that one ballot per voter, idiot! you are not very smart are you?

  • troybee - 2011-05-19 14:46

    Working together we can do MORE....Thumbs Up to the ANC Comrades

      MrTruth - 2011-05-20 11:39

      When are you going to start? and how?

  • Niel Coetzee - 2011-05-19 14:48

    @Zahkele and Changeisgood.. Me being white will probably discredit anything I say in your mind since all of us white people are such racists, which I find is quite a shock to me since half our friends circles in school were black, so not quite sure where on earth you'd come up with that. I mean our caretaker practically raised my parents and then myself. I love them dearly and have been part of our family for 2 generations.. so screw you for saying that. I have been part of projects to go to various townships and villages all over the country to assess their needs ranging from schools to roads etc, and assist them as much as we could. We have gone to schools (and these were in developing townships) where a woman and I have been spat at, sworn at, we've had high school kids throw our car with stones and bricks, been pick pocketed by kids, even had the woman sexually harassed and the worst of all is, we were the people trying to better their lives. And till this day, I have no reason to be a racist, because who am I to stereotype an entire race and tell them they are, because of what the minority have done to me? How dare you come online with your BS holier than thou stereotyping attitude and tell me I'm a racist or any other white person you don't know. Yes, you get racists in every race, but I can guarantee you the vast majority of people want peace and a better life and it's people like you that prevent us from healing from the past and building a future!! You are to blame!!

      Zakhele - 2011-05-19 15:54

      News24 deleted my comment. It was hot and too much to handle for them. That's what we need in this country right now. No beating about the bush and mumbling. Just say it like it is......