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ANC takes Mpumalanga

2011-05-20 12:02

Pretoria - The ANC took 2.2 million votes (78.93%) in Mpumalanga, according to the final results of Wednesday's municipal poll released by the Independent Electoral Commission on Friday.

The Democratic Alliance followed with 387 756 votes (13.79%), and the Congress of the People trailed at 32 222 votes (1.15%).

The African People's Convention garnered 24 765 votes (0.88%).

A total of 2.9 million ballots were cast - two ballots per voter, one for ward councillors and another for proportional representation.

Of the 1.7 million registered voters, 960 745 people made their mark.

In the Balfour municipality in Mpumalanga - the site of violent service delivery protests over the past three years - the ANC took 19 683 votes (59.82%).

The balance went largely to the DA with 4645 votes (14.12%), Cope with 3378 votes (10.27%) and the Socialist Civic Movement with 2897 votes (8.81%).

There were 2 766 spoilt votes. Altogether 12 076 of the 19 683 registered voters cast their ballots.

In the Emalahleni Municipality - which DA leader Helen Zille promised to fix in five years while on the campaign trail - the ANC took the largest chunk of votes, 189 936 (71.65%), while the DA garnered 66 451 votes (25.07%).

No other party received more than one percent of the vote in the municipality, which also saw service delivery protests ahead of the polls.

Comments
  • Felix - 2011-05-20 12:07

    Well done anc, now start serving your voters and not your inner echelon.

      saabnut - 2011-05-20 12:09

      Wishful thinking Felix- are we placing bets yet?

      Felix - 2011-05-20 12:32

      We can only hope, I do think this election woke them up a bit. Of course with the huge gap in this section the peopleof Mpumalanga are probably still going to draw the short straw. Oh well, they chose.

  • Chang Yi - 2011-05-20 12:08

    Well done ANC!!!!!!!!come 2014 we'll have taken the whole country. I just love you guys from the bottom of my heart...VIva ANC!!!!

      Zet007 - 2011-05-20 12:15

      Idiot...

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-20 12:53

      LOL. Good luck. You've lost ground with each and every single election since you were in power.

      Opinionted M - 2011-05-22 07:21

      of course you would love them.....

  • Smaal - 2011-05-20 12:09

    Madam: Believe me, you don’t want Emalahleni. Be thankful. Not even the DA can fix what is wrong there.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 12:21

      Sour grapes, she said she can fix it.

      Smaal - 2011-05-20 12:26

      No Paul, not sour grapes. Emalahleni would have tarnished the DAs image. The DA might want to fix it but from what I've seen... it can't be done, at least not in just a couple of years.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 13:16

      I have a house in Cora Street, Model Park. I am happy with the service except that there are potholes in Susanna and Maria Streets. Otherwise the city is growing fast and more opportunities in properties. I love the money, stop whining and do something.

      Lefty - 2011-05-20 14:14

      The potholes are being fixed by the tools who voted for ANC, and then they expect a tip from us. Here's my tip: Next time, vote for a party that actually WILL deliver a service.

  • Chang Yi - 2011-05-20 12:10

    Am about to reveal my identity very very soon!!!! yeahh!!! many of you will be shocked to learn who i am...

      Zet007 - 2011-05-20 12:16

      Bin Laden........ yawn

      saabnut - 2011-05-20 12:16

      If you are anything like the clownshow you seem to support, what makes you think we will even take tyou seriously, let alone ACTUALLY BELIEVE you???

      VanderMerwe - 2011-05-20 12:29

      Jurie Els

      Felix - 2011-05-20 12:30

      poliodonkey, kolobe, prev-Abused etc....

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-20 12:53

      Zumatello

      Wacko - 2011-05-20 13:55

      tell somebody who cares , maybe your mother.....

  • Teboho - 2011-05-20 12:23

    Why should we care who are you as what matters is you opinion

  • sheep - 2011-05-20 12:25

    the people have spoken , long live ANC Long Live. Amandla

  • JackyMoon - 2011-05-20 12:35

    If you voted for the ANC, its your right, but please don't ever complain and protest over poor service and corrupt goverment officials again, you asked for it!!!!!

  • VanderMerwe - 2011-05-20 12:42

    Home Town - Lydenburg/Mashishing (Thaba Chweu Municipality Mpumalanga)which were put under Administration because of bankruptancy. The ANC's own people wanted to burn the previous mayor's house down and hunt her for what she and her colleagues did and what corruption they were involved in. Luckily I'm studying in Stellenbosch (Western Cape) the DA proves to me what can be done with competency and the right attitude to deliver! People should just be educated on whats really happening in Government,it's only a matter of time. Viva Democracy!

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 13:21

      Racism is still very high in your home town and would not be puzzled if you are one of those racist there.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 14:22

      The truth is hurting lefty

  • AngrySouthAf - 2011-05-20 13:16

    The ANC is only winning because black voters are still scared of voting for another race but little by little when they start to see that the DA really wants to have a fair and equal South Africa and serve it without stealing from it, without favoring any race or income group they will start changing their vote. Its only 17 years since apartheid and little by little we will change the minds of South Africans, black and whites to put first the integrity of our lives, those who died and struggled for the democracy and that of our beautiful country!!! We need the opposition one party state is dangerous!

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 13:21

      You are scared and angry, not me. Speak for yourself

  • changeisGood - 2011-05-20 13:46

    The people have spoken through casting their ballots, Lesson for the DA, Majority of people who voted ANC knows that there are challenges within the ANC but that does not equal to a devorce. the next step to be taken by the people is to show the ANC that they do not own us, we voted them into power and they WILL accelerate service delivey AND NOW WE THE PEOPLE WILL ENSURE THAT SERVICE DELIVERY IS ACCELERATED AND DELIVERED AS IN THE ANC MANIFESTO AND THE FREEDOM CHARTER, I URGE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU WHO VOTED THE ANC TO BE INVOLVED MORE THAN EVER BEFORE IN MAKING SURE THAT THE INCOMING COUCILLORS DELIVER, LET US WORK WITH THEM, LET US FORM BODIES WHO WORKS WITH COUNCIL AND MONITOR, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY MAKE NOISE OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS, WE WANT EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY TO KNOW WHEN WE ACHIEVE, LET US CELEBRATE WHEN WE ACHIEVE, WE ARE NOT FAILURES THAT THEY MAKE US TO BE, WE ARE BEHIND OUR COUNCELLORS ALL THE WAY, WE WILL ENSURE THAT SERVICE IS DELIVERED TIMEOUSLY AND ONLY BEST STANDARDS. WE NEED NOT BE SHY WHEN WE ACHIEVE OUR GOALS, NOISE, NOISE AND MORE NOISE, LUTHULI HOUSE IN JHB CBD, HERE I COME!!!!!!AMANDLA.

      Wacko - 2011-05-20 13:57

      Aprils long gone dude......

      changeisGood - 2011-05-20 14:21

      @Wacko. Don't worry will meet again in 2014. Good luck.

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-20 15:04

      Change is good. But you seem to be refusing to change. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Werent members of the Mpumalanga governement killing each other over tenders not so long ago? Or has that bit of history been conviniently forgotten. Werent a number of township of Mpumalanga on the streets shouting for sevice delivery not many months ago? Or is this the pattern that you want. Vote today...toyi toyi tomorrow. What is it that you think democracy is?

  • Opinionted M - 2011-05-22 07:19

    when will people ralise that voting is not about black or white but about delivering. Our city is in a mess....as I stood in the row to vote we did not water at home.....nothing unusual. The ANC ruling municipality are not sorting it out but still everone votes for them - why?....just because the are the party for the majority .....start voting for the people who delivers.

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