DA support in Western Cape rises
Cape Town - With a third of Western Cape votes counted, the DA has increased its support by 25 percentage points compared to the 2006 local government election, SABC news reported on Thursday.
The DA has won 83 out of the 114 wards declared in the province so far, while the ANC got 31 in Wednesday's poll.
Turnout in the province, with 36% of the votes counted, was almost 48%.
In the 2006 local government election, the DA won 33.3% of the votes cast in the province.
The numbers could still change significantly, especially with results for the Cape metropole still outstanding.
According to preliminary results, the DA is ahead in the City of Cape Town, with 62% of votes to the ANC's 27%.
Cope is currently in third place with two percent of votes counted.