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ANC takes Bloem, but loses support

2011-05-20 22:17

Pretoria - The African National Congress won control of the Mangaung Metro (Bloemfontein) receiving more than 266 000 votes, the Independent Electoral Commission confirmed on Friday evening.

According to the final results released, the ANC received 266 723 votes and as a result secured a total of 65 seats out of a total of 97 seats.

The party received 67.01% of the 396 540 votes cast while the Democratic Alliance was the second largest party with 27.52% of the vote that secured them 26 seats.

The Congress of the People was the third largest party receiving 12 723 votes and securing three seats. The ANC and the DA were the only parties that won ward seats.

The remaining parties secured the balance of seats through the proportional representation vote.

In 2006 there were only 89 seats up for grabs. The ANC also secured 65 seats then, but with 73% of the vote. In this election the party's share of the vote in Mangaung had fallen to 67%.

The DA increased its haul of seats from 15 in 2006 to 26 in 2011 and its share of the vote rose from 16.85% in 2006 to 26.8% this year.

Comments
  • emile.marais - 2011-05-20 22:43

    Well done to the DA.

      Rolie - 2011-05-21 07:37

      @mshini wam - Keep on dreaming your dreams. One day you will finally wake up and smell the coffee. The ANC want the masses, of which you are pert of, to stay illiterate. That is the only way they can stay in power. There is no way they will share the pot with you. That is their culture. The real revolution has not yet started!!

      4ecoSENS - 2011-05-21 13:05

      Correct, in the ANC policy they follow strict Roman Cath. policy of the church to have a 2-level society only. That means taking the middle class out with taxes, keep everyone poor so that the masses must do. This is what communism learnt from the Vatican and that is their goal. All together in one pot.... and that's how Mugabe is protected by the bond.

  • tammi2day - 2011-05-20 22:48

    Keep up the good work DA and next time you will get the majority!! Actually you probably don't have to do anything, just let the ANC continue to do nothing or mess things up and you should have it in the bag!! Well done DA Viva, viva, viva!!

      mshini wam - 2011-05-21 06:08

      DA will never win any election except in Cape Town, the rest of the country will be under ANC. How do you compare 60 something % to 20 something % thats ridiculous.

      eyrie - 2011-05-21 06:17

      according to the anc the losses are all due to the coloured vote. When you look at the percentage of their losses there are not enough coloured people in the country to account for it. And mshini - never say never. There was a time the apartheid government thought that they would never lose power-and yet...besides have you not been watching the news? There are whole wards all black that have voted DA

      mshini wam - 2011-05-21 06:55

      You cant compare apartheid government with ANC. Apartheid government was in minority and ANC is in majority. Its a propaganda that black people voted DA, I wish you reach to people on the ground and get their comments beside people know history of this country we cant just forget it overnight and pretend everything is hunky dolly. economic balance is still far away to be on level terms, to correct injustices of the past will take years and we entrust ANC government with proven liberation track record to liberate us from economic imbalances, poverty and discrimination at workplaces. Amandla!

      Rolie - 2011-05-21 07:38

      @mshini wam - Keep on dreaming your dreams. One day you will finally wake up and smell the coffee. The ANC want the masses, of which you are pert of, to stay illiterate. That is the only way they can stay in power. There is no way they will share the pot with you. That is their culture. The real revolution has not yet started!! | 1 reply () Delete

      My2c - 2011-05-21 07:54

      @mshini wam: 60 something and dropping, fast....., and 20 something, climbing fast..... Getting my popcorn and sitting back, enjoy the big fat ship sinking, fast.....

  • Creeky - 2011-05-20 23:05

    To Vote for the ANC is the same as a CHICKEN voting for KFC!

      edvermaak - 2011-05-20 23:22

      mmmm. I'm feeling hungry all of a sudden!

      Michael - 2011-05-21 07:31

      same comment in the past few weeks, Creeky...yawn!

  • Banned - 2011-05-20 23:12

    Its just a matter of time, a few seats lost here, a few votes lost there it all adds up, eventually this country will be run by South Africans and not little boys afraid to debate with ladies....

      rinabreed - 2011-05-21 07:25

      I agree, but we are not yet ready for a responsible no-corruption party to lead us. Mandela paved the way but his committed followers are too few. There are still too many never-hads who must now be always-grabs. But there is a generation of children growing up according to Mandela's vision and when they register as voters this nation will soar as the real leading country in Africa.This is what "African Renaissance " means. I hope I live to see this day!

  • edvermaak - 2011-05-20 23:24

    Upsize or regular? What is your choice of drink?

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-20 23:31

      You sponsoring?

  • coenie.koch - 2011-05-20 23:39

    The African National Comics is losing their grip. Slowly but surely......

      mshini wam - 2011-05-21 06:11

      Where? In Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape or Gauteng I doubt that..these are ANC stronghold..DA will hold on to Western Cape

      Point Blank - 2011-05-21 08:56

      Tut tut mshini wam, the ANC have lost votes every election, the DA is the biggest gainer of votes in this election by 10%, keep living in denial my brother because one day you'll wake up to a new government sooner then you think... and you'll still be waving your little ANC flag sheepishly.

      World Traveler - 2011-05-21 12:58

      @mshini wam ... Eastern Cape is my bet.

  • POLLENYS - 2011-05-20 23:44

    More results to blame the media for, like the ANC has been doing the past two days. More and more black commentators and opinion makers are turning their backs on the ANC - like the intelligentsia, opinon makers, artists and business men started turning their backs on the NP in the 1980's. We all know what that had lead to.

      mshini wam - 2011-05-21 06:16

      These so called analysts once predicated that COPE will take SA government in 2014, they supported COPE what happened. Dont take them serious especially Moeletsi Mbeki he is a bitter, I listened to him pre election talk he predicted ANC will lose Tshwane and JOburg. We all know now the results. Sorry ne..

      scotty scotty - 2011-05-21 08:12

      @mshini wam, just like the ANC spin doctors telling us they will take WC and Midvaal, DA won with larger majorities.

      BTRX - 2011-05-21 10:27

      Mshini-It is no biggie if the majority of people in SA are illiterate and vote for the ANC. Why do you think bigger is better? U have to wake up to the realities. Look at JHB and Pretoria-it is a wonder the lights are still on-it is filthy and a typical third world country-but go ahead brother u on the right path!!!!!-shame

  • AJO - 2011-05-20 23:53

    If the leadership of the ANC does not get the message from this election that the people of this country is fed up with crime, corruption and "leaders" like the ANCYL president, then they truly are a bunch of dunces (if you do not know what that means, look it up in a dictionary). I honestly hope that either the ANC will wake up and do something positive to improve the governance of our country, or that the people of our country will realise that they are not able to govern to the advantage of all people and vote them OUT next time.

      fishing zoot - 2011-05-21 06:01

      AJO, IT WOULD BE A FINE THING IF THE ANC TOOK COGNICANCE OF THE DWINDLING OF THEIR SUPPORT BASE, BUT UNFORTUNATLY ( I THINK) THEY WILL BACK BEHIND THEIR DESK'S ON MONDAY, ON WELL PADDED CHAIRS COMING UP WITH MORE SCHEME'S ON HOW TOO OUTWIT THE TENDER PROCESS, DO LESS WORK, FLY FIRST CLASS ,HOLD EXPENSIVE BACKSLAPPING PARTIE'S AND ALLOW MALEMA TO CONTINUE HIS RACIAL POISON, THUS CONFIRMING TO ALL THAT THEIR POLOTICS ARE FIMILY BASED ON COLOUR AND ETHNICITY ALONE. SOUTH AFRICA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT HAS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION APPLIED BY THE MAJORITY AGAINST A MINORITY AND IF THAT ISN'T RACISM I DONT KNOW WHAT IS. I PRAY THAT EDUCATED FORWARD THING CITIZENS SEE THROUGH THE ANC VEIL'S AND SEE THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE BEFORE THE 2014 ELECTIONS OTHERWISE THIS COUNTRY IS DOOMED TO BEING RAPED TO BANKRUPTCY BY THE FEW.

      mshini wam - 2011-05-21 06:59

      Its a propaganda by media dont believe it. Which people are you talking about who are fed up with ANC, ANC is organisation for majority of people in this country thats why its in power and has liberated this country from white apartheid government

      fishing zoot - 2011-05-21 07:32

      MSHINI MAN, CWELE'S WIFE A CONVICTED DRUG DEALER, POLICE MINISTER SI GN'S LEASE DEAL FOR A BILLION WITH A MATE,ARORA MINE OWNER'S IN COURT FOR COMPANY RAPE ( YET STILL GIVE A MILLION TO THE ANC CAMPAIGN), POLICE COLONEL ARRESTED FOR MURDERING HIS EX GIRLFRIENDS HUSBAND,SHABIR SHAIK ON PAROLE BECAUSE HE IS DYING (AFETR A BAD GAME OF GOLF ONLY), YENGENI OUT IN TWO MONTHS, MPISANE ( A POLICE CONSTABLE 5 YEARS AGO ) NOW LIVES IN R34M HOUSE AND HAS A FLEET OF CARS VALUED AT R30M. IT IS MYOPIC PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO CANT SEE THE BANANA REPUBLIC COMING IF WE DONT CHANGE OUR THOUGHTS SOON

  • Roger - 2011-05-21 00:24

    the day of reckoning is near. The ANC has to work now. What an unusual position to be in!

      Redwine - 2011-05-21 07:14

      I recommend that the ANC retain jobs of delivering toilets, houses and other basic services in these areas but they allow DA to look after cash and potholes. That way all can crap in private but will be sure that services will be maintained year round since the money will last.

  • Chris - 2011-05-21 06:38

    Four more years of incompetent ANC govenance! I am losing any compasion for those in the squatter areas because they keep voting these clowns in!

      Ria - 2011-05-21 16:39

      so do I!! if they are so dumb to go on believe let them suffer on

  • rinabreed - 2011-05-21 07:10

    The DA is slowly improving. Well done. Some Blacks have learned that DA does not really stand for "Do Apartheid". Many believe that the DA's main objective is to bring Apartheid back. This is sad to know that our population is so uninformed. Luckily there is a new informed generation growing up.

  • Spike - 2011-05-21 07:33

    Viva DA

  • sephiri - 2011-05-21 08:27

    Fishing-zoot u r still bitter my man, white were doing the worst looking after themselves n atleast ANC led government does not exclude u whites. U r so quik to point fingers n there were so many things that happened during white regime but all were hidden.

      rinabreed - 2011-05-21 09:04

      No Sepehiri the ANC voters (not the government) are excluding the whites! I mean Malema is telling you in no uncertain language to "kill us". And you love him! Not much different from the previous regime.

      BTRX - 2011-05-21 10:31

      And as the whites will never again (because off their numbers) rule this country, why do you morons still support a corrupt party. Where is the so-called intelligent blacks that will be able to start a new party to run this country more effectively? Just ask, because if somethings not working plse use your brains and change it, do not wait until their is nothing left to built from.

      Ria - 2011-05-21 16:44

      not as much as what your party anc do to its own people! at least the aprtheids regime looked after his own, what is anc doing for you? give you smaLl "crots" while they are living in "palaces and the best of cars and the best parties ever happened in AFRICA.wake up people they just only care when its voting time!

  • Tsundzuka - 2011-05-21 10:01

    DA gets 27% and its a cause for celebration, wheres the ambition to win? Lmfao

      rinabreed - 2011-05-21 10:21

      Tsundzuka. Ambition to win does not mean cheat to win. DA did well and DA will do better next time and DA will win in 10yrs time when we have a black community educated enough to accept loss without killing left and right.Viva democracy (informed voters)!Remember we were voting for local government, not for the under 12 soccer team!

      4ecoSENS - 2011-05-21 13:34

      The ANC has nothing to worry... even in the old NP days at church there will be differences. It is like a joke: If 5 whites from SA are stranded on an island, within 1 week their will be 6 churches and 7 political parties. Get rid of the small stuff and ban far left and far right. Have only the DA and ANC and let the ruling party choose people that is right for the job ... it is about South Africa's economic growth and prosper to the rest of the world. There is too much looking into the past by both the ANC and others. It is about looking forward and lift your lazy fat backend and start to work, study and learn. Access to the Internet and educational web sites should be free. High tax on non-educational internet sites can be done...

      emile.marais - 2011-05-21 17:41

      Tsundzuka you miss the point completely. But live in ignorance - that is the ANC's and your mistake. For a so-called white party to achieve a 27% share of the vote in a country with a 90% black population is reason for celebration. Unlike you, most DA supporters are proud to be able to say that their party is trying to achieve something which has never been done before in Africa. BRING ALL HER PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE TOGETHER FOR ONCE! Go DA - prove these people with their backward mentality wrong!

  • bjanks - 2011-05-21 10:37

    Apartheid is over! Get over it! Let the white people work for you.. Wake up man! We do not want to suppress the black people ever again nor Bring back Apartheid! That was stupid dump ass hillbilly's who brought stupid laws around, they are a thing of the past. Live in the past and you wont move forward... That is what we want to do. We know black people are the majority but your so called brothers cant handle the work given to them. They are only concerned about there own pockets. I work in Infrastructural projects and the ANC cannot even maintain what was already built never mind building new projects.

      4ecoSENS - 2011-05-21 13:22

      Yes, that was the missing chance in the 60's ..... we should have trained and educated black engineers and scientists at a massive scale. The South Africa would have been serious competition to the world by now. It was in the interest of Europe and the USA to bring the economy more down in South Africa as competition is not allowed. Wake-up South Africa, that is all it is about. You compete not within but against other countries.

  • Tsundzuka - 2011-05-21 11:09

    Rina, 10 yrs is two general elections, SA we vote accordin race, whether we lyk it or nt, u support DA cause u wyt, and I support ANC bcoz i'm black, ANC protects my freedom and denies u the power to oppress and dehumanize , i'm sorry bt 27% is a poor result, look to the USA and britain if u would lyk to know wat a close contested election is!!!!

      jkoorts - 2011-05-21 11:36

      P.E. was close. Cant wait for the next election! If ANC goes on as they did last 4 years, and the DA continues their trend, then my friend Tsundzuka, there will be loads of celebration :) If I were you I'd tell the ANC to start working harder. Its in the best interest of us all.

      4ecoSENS - 2011-05-21 13:28

      One needs two political parties in SA that is 50/50. With race and other rubbish. If one party has a majority they get lazy - see how fat the mayors are ... they drive around with large expensive cars the voters are paying for ... no services are rendered... South Africans are still too much in a white-black discussion. Rather start massive educational programs to get engineers and scientists. Our teachers at school are too lazy, our kids are not disciplined ... if Malema want to be what he says he can he should enforce discipline, get the youth educated and control himself. So that that go for the DA and everyone else. Life is a circle and too far to the left the Malema's and the AWB are one and the same. It is all about balance and fairness. And YES, you must not allow the clock to turn back.

      rinabreed - 2011-05-21 17:09

      Tsundzuka, yes 10 years are 2 elections but 10 years will rid the country of a generation of haters. It does not really matter to me which party will win then. As long it is a party that cares for the survival of OUR people. Yes, the ANC has the policy but why then is it so difficult to implement it? I think a new non-skin-related party should evolve from our shores and bring people together.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-21 21:02

      Oh come on Tsunzuka - no one wants to opress you. What's to opress? Your own government is doing a fine job of that because it suits their agenda. We want you to all be successful middle class professionals who pay taxes so that we don't have to! (and maybe then there will be less crime too) You need to stop thinking that we're fighting or that you can continue to lay the blame at the whites' door.

  • Boerseun - 2011-05-21 11:49

    At least it is a move in the right direction, but one thing must be rememberd by all: The DA and ANC are both socialist parties with the ame ideologies etc. The only real differnece is that the DA professes to be not so corrupt. The important thing to keep in mind is summed up by the following quotes: Democracy is indispensable to Socialism. – V. I. Lenin Socialism leads to Communism. – Karl Marx

      4ecoSENS - 2011-05-21 13:15

      Actually, the ANC with their socialist views are as close to the AWB and other right wing groups. With Europe moving more socialistic as well now, we will see higher taxes in the EU. That means, they also follow what the ANC, the Vatican etc. are doing. Taking out the middle class. The principle of capitalism is also in struggle in the USA - but shows higher chances of recovery. In the end, a new model in a workable solution has to be found. China finds that more constraint but allows a middle class to enjoy lux-goods... soon (within half a generation) their desire will rise for political freedom. Expect then as well turmoil. The only real problem is that currently the west does not really care about South Africa's whites.... too busy with their own problems and in half a generation will the same apply from China. The workable solution is to reduce government, allow capitalism and reduce taxes on the individual. But this requires that people must learn and work hard. The ANC does not want more educated people as that will cause their downfall. And the masses are (as a result of lack of education) too lazy to work hard. This is the same spiral downwards like inflation. Read book: The Shock Doctrine by Prof. Naomi Klein. Reference at 4ecosens.com

      rinabreed - 2011-05-21 17:23

      Get over Socialism. You are hanging on to fears your parents implanted into you!

      emile.marais - 2011-05-21 17:51

      So what is your alternative Boerseun? If you do not support Socialism. It's my understanding that Communism is one aspect of Socialism. I personally don't have an issue with Social Democracy.

  • Boerseun - 2011-05-21 11:51

    If one understands that Socialism is not a “share the wealth” program but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super rich men promoting Socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accuratel

  • motsokwane - 2011-05-21 12:18

    SHHHH!!!! DA DON'T SAY YOU HEARD FROM ME.THE SECRET OF THE ANC IS THAT THEY ARE NON-RACIAL.BE LIKE WISE AND YOU WILL PROSPER.

      World Traveler - 2011-05-21 13:05

      I voted DA. My party increased it's stake. The other party is on the way down. Not sad.

      4ecoSENS - 2011-05-21 13:19

      They may be non-racial but have the same values as the Vatican to have only a 2-class system. The "prosper" is an illusion in the same way as what happened in the Roman empire. It is doomed for collapse after everyone has been taxed out and the lower class have no possible means to keep the system going.... then, when every man and woman is really hungry and their is no food to eat things will get interesting.

  • World Traveler - 2011-05-21 12:53

    Onward and Upward DA! Viva DA! The long march has started.

  • Are_U_Sure - 2011-05-21 13:23

    @Tsundzuka. Yes it is cause for celebration. If one does the maths, you will note that the DA is growing in support, not because there are more white people, no, but because more non-whites are starting to support the DA and that, dear Tsundzuka, is cause for celebration. The DA seems to be on the road of success in becoming the first 100% non-racial party who can become a proper opposition to the ANC for I have never seen so much racism spewed by the ANC as in these past elections. Even the old NP is losing against the ANC ito racism and the belittling of others. Maybe COPE, FF, IFP, NFP, maybe they all form a collation against the ANC with or without the DA … … or even better, all those the rumours of all the infighting in the ANC turns out to be true and they indeed start to split into separate factions, as was started by COPE. Now THAT would be the day I have a serias party with ALL my fellow South Africans invited.

      Ria - 2011-05-21 16:52

      WE NEED MR Manuel in anc. why? the only honest person in the anc! come on people vote him in as president!

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