DA far ahead in Cape Town
Pretoria - The Democratic Alliance was leading the electoral race for Cape Town, obtaining 82.74% of the votes, with the ANC trailing behind with 13.13% by 09:00 on Thursday.
The race between the two parties was tight, with the votes of 215 106 people counted so far. The registered population in the metro is 1 745 853.
The ANC sought to win the key metro in the Western Cape from the DA.
The metro was the only one for which the ANC publicly announced a mayoral candidate, Congress of SA Trade Unions provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich.
The DA's mayoral candidate is Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille.