ANC 'disappointed' over losing Midvaal

2011-05-19 09:58

Pretoria - The ANC was "very disappointed" over losing Midvaal in Gauteng to the DA and needed to work harder in minority areas, the party's secretary general said at the IEC's results centre in Pretoria on Thursday.

"The ANC must work harder, we are not doing well in the minority areas," Gwede Mantashe said as election results started coming in.

"We are sorry we didn't take it... we really wanted it."

He said the ANC needed to "invest more time" in areas such as Eldorado Park, southern Johannesburg, which had "shifted" its vote.

It was too early for the Democratic Alliance to say it had won Cape Town by a "landslide", he said. According to initial results the ANC however improved its support in the Western Cape, in areas such as Mitchells Plain.

A number of municipalities were also doing well in KwaZulu-Natal, he said, adding there was "nothing to worry about" in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Mantashe said the party needed new campaigns in areas in which it was weak.

  • saabnut - 2011-05-19 10:04

    Shame- they should have thought about it before shooting their mouths off last week. Howzit Maki, Bluemas and friends, or should I say 'Comrades'...

      kingswing69 - 2011-05-19 10:10

      well said

      Matt - 2011-05-19 10:10

      @ Maki, who lives in Sandton - that's part of the City of JHB I think - where, currently, DA is leading... still, poor me, my area is Ekurhuleni is ANC still :-((

      Umshini Wam - 2011-05-19 10:13

      Maki admitted to being three university students. Learn to spot the troll. Most of the controversial "Black" people on this comments section are just bored white kids.

      Observer - 2011-05-19 10:13

      They should have thought about this 3 to 4 years ago! However...the horse has now bolted.

      Vela Stardust - 2011-05-19 10:13

      saabnut,just for the record, Maki was an avatar. Research team. Bluemas is virtually on his own.

      IandI - 2011-05-19 10:29

      Yes. I guess them rushing in with chemical toilets a few days before the elections did not buy them many votes. The S@~&* had already hit the fan.

      joe - 2011-05-19 10:30

      Maki is our (the DA's)secret weapon, don't bad mouth him!

      Steen - 2011-05-19 10:34

      Majority of people living in Midvaal are white i dont understand why ANC is disappointed.

      Felix - 2011-05-19 10:38

      @saabnut, Maki came clean on the 17th. It was a group of students who were all voting DA. They were doing some kind of thesis.

      croix - 2011-05-19 11:03

      Juliaars - put that in your pipe and smoke it, you big mouthed little tin-pot dictator! HAAAHAHAHA!! LOSING support - all round and everywhere?

      Organist-1 - 2011-05-19 20:00

      Guys, The proof of the pudding comes now. They wanna party, let them leck their wounds with taxpayers whisky. The real voye starts NOW. They have only 3 years to deliver (not much considering they couldn't do it in 17 years) THEN i think the crunch will come when the voters who so blindly "gave them another chance" find out the truth that their promises can fill a hot air balloon. They are more concerned in keeping their well paid jobs and perks than delivering ANYTHING. Did you see today's ZAPIRO Cartoon? ---- tells it in a nutshell.

      V4Vendetta - 2011-05-20 03:12

      Mantashe said the party needed new campaigns in areas in which it was weak. FFS, the Aboriginal Nepotist Circus still can't grasp it...what they simply need to do is what they are SUPPOSED to do in the first place, which is DELIVER to ALL as opposed to window dressing and cadre deployment. uhm...banana, anyone?

  • John Bokyeni - 2011-05-19 10:04

    Its time for change viva DA viva!!!!

      Larissa - 2011-05-19 10:06

      DA all the way!!! - 2011-05-19 10:15

      You said it bro.

      troybee - 2011-05-19 13:17

      shame the ANC is still going to lead this country for next century, so people musnt get ahead of themselves that easly

      John Bokyeni - 2011-05-19 14:23

      @troybee, I'm very sure most of the educated people of this country know they will, however, there has already been a change in many previous ANC supporters that have now voted for the DA. Maybe one day you will put your pride in your pocket and cast your vote for the future of this country and not the colour.

      Michael Matusowsky - 2011-05-19 17:13

      Not the next century. Next 10-15 years at most.

      mandy - 2011-05-25 13:10

      I 2nd that John Bokyeni.

  • CynicBelieve - 2011-05-19 10:04

    Ag shame.

      deckland - 2011-05-19 21:34

      I have extra supplies of alzam, rivotril and ritalin. Dont take them anymore, if youre keen -

      flamewulf - 2011-05-19 23:09

      @ deckhand - give Malema Ritalin, it might shut him up.

  • MeltdowN - 2011-05-19 10:04

    PFFT!!! The ANC Needs NEW... EVERYTHING !! not just campaigns!!!

  • saabnut - 2011-05-19 10:05

    The ANC doesn't need any new campaigns. What it needs is honesty, transparency and real accountability. Simple...

      saabnut - 2011-05-19 10:17

      And more Maki's and comrades...

      Dal68 - 2011-05-19 11:19

      The anc needs to dissapear for the good of SA!!!

  • stabes - 2011-05-19 10:05

    What exactly is "a minority area" Gwede the Guido. Sounds like something that would have been uttered during the 2nd World War!

      GH - 2011-05-19 10:10

      Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!!

      Almaki - 2011-05-19 10:16

      Agree. What he's basically saying is that there are areas which they simply don't think are important enough to pay any attention to.

      Ederik - 2011-05-19 10:25

      The whites are the minorities!

      Barry - 2011-05-19 11:12

      @ liesl Haven`t heard from you in a while

      geewiz - 2011-05-19 11:26

      Minority: people who live a life of integrity, good character and care for their neighbours & the poor. Something is bothering me: if the minority is in charge, where's the majority? Somebody cheating here... or maybe the minority isn't so minor at all! DA, you ROCK!

      liesl - 2011-05-19 14:00

      @ Barry and now my comment's gone! LOL Hope you're well. :)

  • Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-05-19 10:06

    "The ANC must work harder, we are not doing well in the minority areas,". For starters, Gwede, it will help to serve the people of the country and provide them with services you are paid to do in stead of spending most time filling your back pockets. Midvaal is just the start, you are in for a big surprise!

  • Reaperman - 2011-05-19 10:06

    hahahhahah.... "We really wanted it", he says! The tinme for entitlement is over, now you'll have to start actually doing something. Viva DA, Viva

      Nicholas Smith - 2011-05-19 10:09

      they never will deliver reaperman, we have heard all this repeated since 1994 and yet little has changed

      Ederik - 2011-05-19 10:26

      It is always: We want, we demand, we.........

      croix - 2011-05-19 11:09

      They cannot Ever deliver - they simply just CAN NOT .... period.

  • Nunya - 2011-05-19 10:06

    Who chased the ANC dogs out...woof, woof...the DA did, VIVA PRESIDENT ZILLE VIVA!!!!. To Tshepo, Maki and the one with stupid picture with the stupid eyes, pucker your lips, cause you gonna kiss DA @rse!!..I TOLD YOU SO...Damn I love this...Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

      Ingie - 2011-05-19 10:35

      Who let the dogs out..woof woof!!

      Barry - 2011-05-19 11:13

      @ liesl "the one with stupid picture with the stupid eyes"

  • Pigmalion - 2011-05-19 10:07

    Eish. I Kaant beleef!

  • brianR - 2011-05-19 10:07

    So the delivery of the porta-loo's didnt work? was crappy tactics

      MaanDonkie - 2011-05-19 10:24

      Porta loos and the cabriolet toilets saga dumped them badly!!

      sefeddt - 2011-05-19 10:40

      Not sure why it would. The Midvaal council (DA)requested them for over a year from the Gauteng Gov (ANC) who failed to deliver them. Then just before the election the Gauteng Gov rock up and tell the residents that they are from the ANC.

  • The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-19 10:10

    WOrk on minorty area. DUde you voter base is basically racist black people voting for you because the ANC is a black party despite the sh*t job you guys are doing? How are you going to work on minorty areas?

      Matt - 2011-05-19 10:14

      Not to make accusations of racism - but Pietermaritzburg that is bankrupt, is still ANC so far... Umtata, like a warzone, is ANC again... I believe the expression is "cut off your nose to spite your face" Still, JHB, PTA, DBN, CPT, all DA territory so far!

      Spoofed - 2011-05-19 11:35

      @matt.... Interesting to see the major city's wanting a change... that should say something! =) DA ALL the way!!!

  • Nicholas Smith - 2011-05-19 10:12

    mantashe and the Anc have been saying they must get the minority areas since 1994. and the wonder why they don't get the votes they need. if being morons where a paying job, they would be well off by now

  • Althea - 2011-05-19 10:12

    And the ANC now only realized that they need to"invest more time" in places like Eldorado Park - too late!!! Viva DA!

  • avaricesa - 2011-05-19 10:12

    The problem is, they are too busy electioneering and begging for votes, instead of actually providing for the people, no wonder the ANC is losing ground. I hope this country changes after these elections.

  • Flasheart - 2011-05-19 10:12

    Boo hoo.

  • Bismuth - 2011-05-19 10:13

    Lol @ ANC expecting to win CT & Midvaal. The DA have a proven track-record of service delivery, the only proven track-record the ANC has is of crime a corruption. Why on earth would a municipality successfully run by the DA for 5 years, then hand it over to the ANC?. I mean, come on!

      geewiz - 2011-05-19 11:29

      Daydreaming is a bad thing... in the hands of the wrong people. DA, jou lekka deng!

      troybee - 2011-05-19 14:23

      oh cum on...the DA is just a small party thats trying its luck on manipulating the people who follow the ANC...that wont happen, ANC is the party of heroes

      Brian - 2011-05-19 16:23

      And idiots!

      Michael Matusowsky - 2011-05-19 17:18

      troybee a party that's losing votes (ANC) and one thats gaining them (DA) and you have the audacity to call the DA a small party? One that has the vote of 25% of the country? Umad.jpg? ANC is a party of heroes not a party of the people anymore. DA delivers, ANC does not. Why do ANC supporters always ignore that fact? Stop resting on your apartheid era accmplishments and look at recent ones: corruption and rampant crime in South Africa under ANC rulership.

      troybee - 2011-05-20 11:04

      @ Brian & u r the big one

      troybee - 2011-05-20 11:13

      @ Brian u insane & i think ur the biggest idiot of them all...@ Michael thers no party that is perfect...even the DA itself

  • Zelios - 2011-05-19 10:14

    After all the ANC's arrogance notably from Zuma, Malema and Montashe about there predictions of winning much more support, I would just want to say to them.... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! YOU LOST! Haha, although that would be childish. :-)

      croix - 2011-05-19 11:13

      Good chirp! Hehehehe!

  • HansSolo - 2011-05-19 10:14

    Well done DA!!

  • Malcolm - 2011-05-19 10:16

    This is all good for SA politics. More meaningful democracy with stronger opposition will now start making the leading party keep on its toes. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter who is in power, as long as they are kept in line by the voter, and they understand the true concept of the term, "civil servant", and as such are held accountable.

      Santos and Son Kitchens - 2011-05-19 13:27

      Well said Malcolm, it's time that the voter starts voting with his brain and not his heart. The new struggle is against bad service delivery and corruption. A strong opposition will benefit everyone in South Africa.

  • Kitkat24 - 2011-05-19 10:18

    Viva DA!!!!! the time for anc rulling is steadly coming to an End.. Viva to Transparent governing, viva to better services, and out with corruption and tenderpreneurs..Viva Zille Viva!!!

  • Serias - 2011-05-19 10:18

    Bluemas??????, Poliotonki??????..Maki????????...paulmandlankosi??????..Tshepo?????..Kolobe?????.....Why so quiet??

      Gallows - 2011-05-19 10:21

      You can't expect them to type and wipe away their tears :( LOL

      Zelios - 2011-05-19 10:30

      Haha, Poliodonkey and Kolobe are speechless. You guys surprised that your losing?

      Barry - 2011-05-19 11:15

      @ Serias They can`t take a loose !

      semaj - 2011-05-19 11:17

      They are all busy counting votes, probably stuffing ballot boxes as well

      Perfume - 2011-05-19 15:37

      @Gallows......ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are under medication for shock.

  • Dadadada - 2011-05-19 10:18

    ANC Needs new campaigns??? This is not a marketing drive Gwede! The ANC didn't deliver so people voted for someone else. If it helps Gwede, the Product you were marketing (ANC) is of BAD quality so we stopped buying it.....

  • MetEishYa - 2011-05-19 10:19

    Gwede Mantashe how can you loose something you did not have??

  • FaxM8 Fax - 2011-05-19 10:20

    Stop stealing the people out anc simple the people have spoken

  • Alan - 2011-05-19 10:20

    ANC electoral support in decline...... Proof of the old saying : You can fool all of the people some of the time, And some of the people all of the time, But you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

  • Craig - 2011-05-19 10:23

    DA has 80% plus in the Western Cape... Go DA......ANC is going to suck the hind udder....People are sick and tired of the corruption and empty promises and jobs for pals. JUJU must now watch out.

  • Toohotdurban - 2011-05-19 10:23

    new to this, who or what is maki

      SSRat - 2011-05-19 10:37

      Maki is gone, keep and eye out for kolobe, bluemas and worstnightmare

      Wayne - 2011-05-19 10:38

      Maki was a team of 5 researchers that posed to be a black person supporting the ANC....

      Felix - 2011-05-19 10:42

      5 students doing some thesis. It was quite a classic, they admitted it on the 17th and also stated they were all voting DA so that meant anc -1 DA +5

      GB - 2011-05-19 10:44

      Maki, Poliodonkey and others of their ilk are contributors to this forum. They are blind, rascist ANC supporters with very little education and a determination to vote for the lazy, useless, Fatcat ANC no matter what they do. There is absolutely no hope for them.

      Barry - 2011-05-19 11:17

      @ Toohotdurban Maki is the ONLY idiot on this site. He tries to p@#$ss us off daily but He looses everyTIME.

      Barry - 2011-05-19 11:18

      He was also paid by the cANCer to blogg for them

      jen - 2011-05-19 11:19

      Don't you ever read other people's postings??? Maki came out and admitted that "Maki" was the name of a group of five university students whose project was to try and defend the ANC. They said it wasn't an easy task! They also said they were all going to vote for the DA yesterday.

  • Ederik - 2011-05-19 10:24

    Work harder????????? They need to start working! Sorry, they only know how to spend. 'Work' is a white man's word. - 2011-05-19 10:32

      Ederik the 6% who voted DA don't appreciate your comment! A little less racial undertone please! The democratic cause needs this!

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 10:52

      Oi tjop! Please don't be so rude! We would like our beloved 6% to grow and grow..

      tryanything - 2011-05-19 13:25

      If the ANC with its majority in numbers did a little tiny bit of work instead of knocking off under the trees they would flatten any opposition.

  • Toohotdurban - 2011-05-19 10:24

    hi guys...i am new to this...whom or what is maki

      nic - 2011-05-19 10:29

      patience... you'll see. I do not have a politically correct way to describe him so I'll refrain...

      Mike or Mpho - 2011-05-19 10:29

      Maki si some trailer trash that begs for attention by writing controversial pro ANC rubbish here - 2011-05-19 10:30

      One of the VERY vocal ANC supporters who doesn't normally miss a chance to say something anti DA and very PRO ANC. It's mostly full of personal opinion and zero facts. Can be entertaining at times.

      Gallows - 2011-05-19 10:35

      Actually Maki was the avatar created by 5 students who were all voting DA - they made him in an attempt to highlight to twisted logic and blind zealous bloodlust the vast majority of ANC followers seem to suffer from.

      spiderkzn - 2011-05-19 10:36

      Maki is the user of news24 that he often troll here.

      Felix - 2011-05-19 10:44

      5 students doing some thesis. It was quite a classic, they admitted it on the 17th and also stated they were all voting DA so that meant anc -1 DA +5....

      Lab-Rat - 2011-05-19 10:48

      Maki is a brainwashed troll with an inferiority complex who keeps defending the anc blindly regardless of the situation. Same goes for kolobe, tshepo and bluemas. I've left few out but you'll spot them easily.

      Barry - 2011-05-19 11:20

      @ Toohotdurban Maki is also very very very stupid and He can`t spell and speaks EEEEENGRIISHHHHHHHHHHHHH

      Zebedi - 2011-05-19 13:17

      Barry, Mike,Nic,Inyaniso and the rest: READ THE FRIKKIN POSTS, dammit. Gallows has said it all, no need for me to repeat it again for the umpteenth time.

  • Mad man - 2011-05-19 10:24

    Most of blacks were not allowed to vote by their heartless employers to ensure DA wins. I really feel sorry for them as they will suffer for the next five years under the mindless political party DA

      Bheki - 2011-05-19 10:39

      Did they work till 7 PM? Which (companies/individual) employers are those because they are really letting the party down? How many blacks were affected by this? How many blacks are working in South Africa compare to those who aint?

      justjulles - 2011-05-19 10:43

      At least you know who you are, gave yourself the correct name.. "madman" your statement just confirmed that... I had to work yesterday too.. and I am White

      Lab-Rat - 2011-05-19 10:48

      Where on earth did you get that information from, or are you just thumbsucking as per usual?

      Almaki - 2011-05-19 10:50


      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 10:54

      And that's why the polls were open till 7pm for those who had to work or those who like me had children to look after. Come on, Mad man - come over to the blue side. You know you want to!

      Bottom Line - 2011-05-19 11:14

      Mad man: PIT FOR THE DAY: You have to use you head when you think, otherwise this kind of crap will come out of your mouth.

      Barry - 2011-05-19 11:22


      avaricesa - 2011-05-19 11:41

      So you can strike for service delivery, but when you have to vote and you're told to work you work? Genius I tell you!

      Jason - 2011-05-19 11:56

      Wow, I had the same thing by my evil employers, can't catch a break as DA supporter

      Zebedi - 2011-05-19 13:19

      Aptly named, Mad Man, very appropriate.

      Milo29 - 2011-05-19 14:06

      Get a life. The caves are the other way.......

      JustinD - 2011-05-19 14:37

      Yes we never let any black people off to vote because the tooth fairy said we must must be worried that you wont be GIVEN any new tenders. You suck pal.

  • SoulDaddy - 2011-05-19 10:25

    you can't lose something which you didn't have in the first place, fool

  • BigD - 2011-05-19 10:25

    eich, waaht heppen.

  • willieman - 2011-05-19 10:25

    "We are sorry we didn't take it... we really wanted it." Thsnks you did not take it otherwise you were going to do a mess

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 11:00

      yep, typical liberation organisation. You just can't seem to move past the whole seizing power thing... Those who still think the ANC is going to morph into a democratic government that delivers... Keep dreaming! Instead of concentrating on delivering on their promises all they could worry about the whole time was taking Midvaal and Cape Town.

      tryanything - 2011-05-19 13:28

      Take is the keyword here 'win' would be more honourable

  • Zanu - 2011-05-19 10:27


      Tereblanche - 2011-05-19 10:34

      Your statement is very problematic and utterances too makes no different to Malema. Debate on facts and not emotions. - 2011-05-19 10:42

      Amen, Zanu.

      justjulles - 2011-05-19 10:44

      Beautifully said Zanu..

      Lab-Rat - 2011-05-19 10:49

      Well said Zanu, my feelings exactly.

      Bottom Line - 2011-05-19 11:04

      Tereblance, human being are guided by their emotions = fact. Your statement sucks is another fact.

      Oukoos - 2011-05-19 11:17

      Tereblanche, your stupid a**hole, Malema is a racist, kept by the ANC in his leader role. TYhat means (to me)that teh ANC approve racism.

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-05-19 10:27

    No Mantashe, you do not need another stupid campaign, get your circus party to do their jobs, stop stealing from South Africans. That is how you gain support! Handing out yellow shirts works only wih the greatly uneducated pawns that your party loves so much

  • Toohotdurban - 2011-05-19 10:28

    ...most blacks were not allowed to vote...what a load of Cr@P...sore losers

      CM - 2011-05-19 10:38

      to answer your previous question - maki makes posts such as mad man's above but worse and more often

  • Sabsi - 2011-05-19 10:28

    But the DA delivers in Midvaal and all the blacks, whites, greens, reds etc.are happy with them. "My" domestic worker told me that she voted the DA, because 'They are good and they are not only one colour - they care for everybody.' Yebo ANC! The people in Midvaal are not scared of the ancestors ;-)

  • jarvelfb - 2011-05-19 10:28

    When will the ANC learn? They don't need to work harder or campaign better? They need to appoint the appropriately qualified, ethically credible and honourable people to run and work in the municipalities and not deploy struggle buddies or the failing AA or BEE suitable people. Can't they figure this simple truth out?

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-05-19 10:30

    Gwede,the ANC are not going to be able to 'take' anymore, they are going to have to be on their toes and 'work' for reward. Service delivery = work. Happy voters =reward. Swanning around and mouthing off in expensive cars is 'take'. South African are sick of 'take' and the election results will show that loud and clear.

  • Tereblanche - 2011-05-19 10:32

    Eat humble pie Gwede, you win some and lose some, ANC live and ANC lead!

  • Wayne - 2011-05-19 10:34

    The total DA onslaught is coming people. There are positive changes in the near future for this great land.

  • wehan.victor - 2011-05-19 10:36

    Maybe if your beloved cadres stop singing that they want to kill the minorities, you could get their votes....

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 11:03

      I think its starting to dawn on people that killing off the productive farmers is hitting them in the pocket. Imported food is kind of expensive!!

  • kevventer - 2011-05-19 10:37

    perhaps if they stole less and delivered more it wouldnt be the case now :)

  • Marcell - 2011-05-19 10:37

    The real reason the ancESTORS are disappointed is: They can not get there hands in the Midvaal Cookie Jar!

      tryanything - 2011-05-19 13:30

      At least the Midvaal cookie jar will be better utilised now

      Werner - 2011-05-19 14:06

      No piece of this delicious cake for you, Malema!

  • Lindiwe - 2011-05-19 10:38

    Yeah baby!!!!! Go DA!!!!! Here's hoping for more wins!

  • Ingie - 2011-05-19 10:39

    They should have made a Difference 17 years ago not just the last 2 years. Instead of stealing, spending, eating and holidaying on all of our money they should have met the service delivery dates they promised then i.e. 17yrs ago. Shows you they cannot do it, but what suprises me..hmmm well maybe not, all who vote ANC are the 1st to complain, strike, protest etc and then who do they all revote again..ANC. So they deserve to suffer and not get what was promised. Its their own which is letting them down without all the promises made. They should have learnt by now trust no one - while the ministers eat off the fat of the land.

  • - 2011-05-19 10:40

    Mantassie, to think that you will not be able to steal Midvaal's money too. Must be very disappointing.

  • ShakaN - 2011-05-19 10:41

    I wonder if anything will change at the end of the day, i am happy for the DA and hope they make things better for the people but honstly i am so tired of hearing politicians promising everything and delivering nothing and that goes for the whole world.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 11:07

      Call them up on it. If your local guy gets office and then doesn't deliver on his/her promises - vote for someone else next time. Even if DA doesn't win it still makes sense to vote for anyone other than ANC so that they get a fright and pull their socks up! Win, win all round for us the voters hopefully. I'm just glad that we don't have the problems the rest of Africa has with free and fair elections. Still only 40% of South Africans voted, that's shocking!

  • 1SAIBn88 - 2011-05-19 10:44

    The people have spoken