DA, EFF muster 500 votes in Nkandla

2014-05-09 17:49

The people of Nkandla have spoken and they want Jacob Zuma as their president.

The cost of security upgrades to Zuma’s private homestead in Nkandla was a key rallying point for many opposition parties in the run-up to the elections, especially after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Zuma and his family had unduly benefited from the R246m upgrades.

But the ANC’s support in Nkandla has grown, according to the latest available results.

It achieved close to 54% in the voting districts in Nkandla in this week’s elections. This is an increase of about two percentage points over the 2009 results.

The direct opposition to the ANC in Nkandla is the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), with close to 38%, and in third place is the National Freedom Party (NFP). The DA failed to make an impact in the area, receiving only 0.62% of voter support – below the EFF, which had 0.66%.

Between the two parties, they had about 500 votes.

This is not the only area where the DA did not enjoy much support.

The DA garnered less than 5% of the total votes in the King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality in Mthatha.

This, despite the fact that abaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo joined the party in July – publicly denouncing Zuma and the ANC. Although the figure is low compared to the ANC and United Democratic Movement (UDM), Dalindyebo’s move to the party may have contributed to its increase of close to four percentage points in the district, compared with 2009.

On the DA’s campaign tour of the region, Dalindyebo “bequeathed” land to Helen Zille's party and other opposition parties.

The ANC had about 60% of the votes in the municipal area. The UDM came in second with just over 29%, ahead of the DA.

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