ANC takes Johannesburg
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Pretoria - The African National Congress has won control of the Johannesburg metro, receiving more than 1.2 million votes, the Independent Electoral Commission cnfirmed early on Friday.
According to the final results, the ANC received 1 272 354 votes and as a result secured a total of 153 seats out of a total of 260 seats.
The party received 59% of the 2 154 506 votes cast, while the Democratic Alliance was the second largest party with almost 35% of the vote, securing 90 seats.
The Inkatha Freedom Party and Congress of the People secured four and three seats respectively.
The ANC, DA and IFP were the only parties to win wards while the other 10 parties secured seats by proportional representation.
The ANC was also confirmed as the largest party in Ekurhuleni, where it received 62% of the more than 1.55 million votes, securing 125 of the 202 seats up for grabs in the metro.
The DA was again the second largest party with a little more than 30% of the votes and 62 seats.
The ANC and the DA were the only parties that won ward seats. Ten other parties secured the balance of seats through the proportional representation vote.
On Thursday the ANC was confirmed the winner of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro in a tight contest with the DA, winning 52.72% of the vote and securing 63 of the 120 seats up for grabs.
The DA received nearly 41% of the votes and 48 seats, while Cope received five percent of the vote and six seats.
The next result for a metro that was expected to be confirmed was that of Tshwane, where by late on Thursday 99% of votes had been counted. The ANC was known to have won 55% of the votes counted while the DA had won 38% of the votes.
Results from Cape Town and eThekwini (Durban) were expected to be finalised later on Friday with the DA being the largest party in Cape Town and the ANC the largest in Durban.