ANC 'ecstatic' about Nelson Mandela Bay

2011-05-19 14:09

East London - The ANC is ecstatic about winning the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, the party's Eastern Cape leader Phumulo Masualle said on Thursday.

"We are absolutely happy. We are ecstatic," Masualle said in East London shortly after it became apparent that the party had an unassailable lead in the metro.

"We are ready to run Nelson Mandela Bay again. We will work continue with opposition parties to improve the lives of the poor in the metro.

"That is the most important task."

The Independent Electoral Commission's Eastern Cape provincial electoral officer Bongani Finca said on Thursday that 99.6% of the votes had been counted in the metro, with 82.8% verified, scanned and audited.

"The results of the metro are known on the basis of what has been captured," Finca said in East London on Thursday afternoon.

According to the IEC, the ANC had won 51.5% of the vote, the Democratic Alliance 40.24 percent and the Congress of the People 4.93% by 13:00.

The DA and Cope had hoped to unseat the ANC in the metro by forming a coalition.

DA leader Helen Zille visited the metro five times during her campaign.

Masualle said the ANC had "done its work" in the metro in getting people to vote.

Their response was "very encouraging", he said.

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:16

    heh, delusions of adequacy.

      tigertank - 2011-05-19 14:54

      "ecstatic" = "relieved"

      Kenno - 2011-05-19 14:55

      @Siya...Who must wake up? the people of Znelson Mandela Bay must wake up BECAUSE THEY WILL STAY UNEMPLOYED AND LIVING IN POVERTY!! You get what you vote for, so enjoy!

      objective1 - 2011-05-19 14:56

      ANC LIVES... ANC RULES... the people suffer and are slaves of ANC fat cat...Siya is just a victim and actually a closet DA voter who is ashamed of the ANC

      Creeky - 2011-05-19 15:09

      Let them live under ANC Rule for another 5 years of PROMISES!!!! When they Toy Toy... they will be sorted out with PROMISES! When they cry to the ANC about the lack of this, or the lack of that... they will get EVEN MORE PROMISES!!! Promise Party, PROMISED them more PROMISES, and thats how it will be until the 2016 Elections.... then wait for it... they will get MORE PROMISES!!!!

      Brewster - 2011-05-19 15:19

      Yes, and as Jeremia said on the Afrikaans version Nuus24, the Mercedes Benz dealership must be very relieved.

      LBS - 2011-05-19 15:47

      We will see how long Mandela Bay will stay ecstatic!

      OB1 - 2011-05-19 16:13

      Creeky, they'll be complaining and toy toy'ing for the next 300 years, cos apparently thats how long it takes to fix apartheid (if some commentators are to be believed - hey polio, kolobe, zizo, and friends). Glad I'm in a functioing DA Metro, any mess will be fixed in 10yrs (I reckon we're already 150 years ahead of ANC wards).

      Blue - 2011-05-19 16:24

      ....AND THE MONEY KEEPS ROLLING IN...dee da da da da!!!

      TryMe - 2011-05-19 17:33

      F#ck you George!!! Were do you want to meet up then we can have a chat ?

      Lefty - 2011-05-19 19:59

      @George: "landlide" ? WTF!!! Is your nose blocked? I wonder how many spoilt votes were actually DA votes spoilt by the IEC... We can't phone out to tell, b'cos the "landlides" have been stolen again..eish!

      James - 2011-05-19 20:18

      delusions of inadequacy

      V4Vendetta - 2011-05-20 00:51

      @lefty + @tigertank i'm ROTHLMFAO!!!!

  • CHIPPER_CHAP - 2011-05-19 14:17


      Eric West - 2011-05-19 14:35

      I'll put money on them toyi toyiing by August!

      Cornix - 2011-05-19 14:39

      @Zizo Snr Before you shout "Loser!", look behind you. The opponent is gaining ground.

      Pfffft - 2011-05-19 14:41

      Zizo Snr, the only losers here are the poor folk who will now have to endure another few years of broken anc promises. I understand their loyalty to the anc and truly feel for them.

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-05-19 14:43

      Lots of sour losers in here

      Siya - 2011-05-19 14:47

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha bad loser... shame, but we told you

      Creeky - 2011-05-19 15:12

      Zizo... the DA GAINED BLACK voters.... and the ANC LOST BLACK voters... Now tell us again WHO IS THE LOSER???? Sorry... didn't hear you... say it a bit LOUDER?????? DA might have lost by a small margin, but they GAINED STRIDES!!!!!! Come 2014 and see whom will be running the whole of the Eastern Cape!!! I "PROMISE" you it won't be the ANC!!!

      Brewster - 2011-05-19 15:27

      @Sizo SNR and SiphovdMerwe, this is now truly a case of there being NO winners. Even the winners (ANC supporters) will now have to suffer for another term. Want to put money on it that things that frustrated them in the past will improve? Don't think so. Its a sure loss

      ice12341 - 2011-05-19 15:27

      We told you? You also told us you will win the Midvaal and Cape Town... aaah shame! Luckely I live in Cape town and will be rewarded with better service delivery and a better community! But know that we are coming closer and NOTHING you say can stop us. hahaha. The blue wave is coming!

      Brewster - 2011-05-19 15:35

      Ice12341, you lucky sod!!

      Sparrow - 2011-05-19 15:37

      Honestly, why do you care.

      Pfffft - 2011-05-20 13:27

      And once again Zizo Snr deletes his post and sneaks away into the dark like the unconvincing coward that he is.

  • Spoofed - 2011-05-19 14:17

    Why the big hype over mandela bay. they've already lost cpt,dbn and pretoria to name a few... LOL

      KissTheBoer - 2011-05-19 14:20


      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:24

      correction @ Spoofed DBN, and PTA is still under ANC, check the latset news, it's only CPT that's for DA

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:33

      And Joburg

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:33

      What about JHB? Still looks like it's DA now - but this stupid map... I honestly don't understand it. So cANCer has 51.15% of votes in PE, the map and article says this, and then it says that in a place like Ventersdorp the ANC has 77% - er... does that sound right?

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-19 14:40

      have you checked again, Tshwane is now ANC, and so is ethekweni.

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-19 14:43

      CoJ on has 330k odd votes counted, in 2006 1.3m voted, whats the liklihood that the DA will continue to hold on...???.

      Spoofed - 2011-05-19 14:59

      My bad... still dunno why they so exstatic about one area? It is just coz it's named after Madiba or what?

      El Cid - 2011-05-19 15:03

      PE has been a traditional "stronghold" for the cANCer. A 51% victory is no victory at all. They are on their way out. Watch many cANCer councillors cross the floor to the DA in three months' time.

      paulf - 2011-05-19 15:12

      Yeah you right, they ecstatic because of the name but forget that Madiba did not vote ANC LOL!!!

      Charlie - 2011-05-19 15:26

      The big hype is now the people of Nelson Mandela Bay have to endure another 5 years with the corrupt, thieving, incompetent and lazy anc!!!!! How much worse must things get for people to open their eyes...ffs!!!!

      Susannomore - 2011-05-19 15:31

      @Matt - the percentages which are showing on the map are the percentage of votes submitted in the area which have been counted. Check out the 2006 map for how it will look when the votes are verfied and seats are allocated. Got me confused for a bit as well!

  • Kimayne - 2011-05-19 14:18

    Maybe if they had not cheated it would have been a different story - referance to the one voting station only handing out one ballet paper to the voters. But I suppose you can't expect more from the corrupted b@%$#&%

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:25

      keep on fuming, maybe it will give DA 20% and reduce ANC by might work you know.

      Siya - 2011-05-19 14:54

      shame... keep on dreaming.

      debbie.van.niekerk - 2011-05-20 13:20

      Unfortunately, they threw a student out the 2nd floor at Cape Tech while they were toy toying saying the boy did not vote nice to know. To win like the ANC one has to intimidate. WHAT A WINNER...baaaaaaaaah... useless tossers... I am so annoyed

      debbie.van.niekerk - 2011-05-20 13:24

      At the end of the day... The ANC may have won the vote...but that unfortunately means the poor have lost...their right to amenities....or their right to getting their lives together.

  • Participant1001 - 2011-05-19 14:18

    Ecstatic about having lost 15% of the votes since last elections..

      BigMoose - 2011-05-19 14:23

      Correct. In 2006 they had 67.5% of the vote. They are ecstatic that they scraped in by the seat of their pants.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:24

      Hence my comment above.

      mm - 2011-05-19 15:02

      Agreed, I'd be more scared about the amount of support the ANC has lost in this region. Because, if they continue to ignore the poor of the eastern cape like they did they are not keeping this metro much longer. Anyway, the ANC supporters on here probably won't grasp this because they think it is about winning. But I hope the ANC leadership will get the message. Even if they did win, they must now stop their crap and lies and either deliver, or lose the metro. And that was all that we hoped to achieve, to get them to do actually pull finger and deliver. So mission accomplished.

  • renaldogouws - 2011-05-19 14:18

    It's very important to understand the following... if any of these ANC voters decide to strike in the next 4 years then please be sure to remind them that they deserve it. They want to vote ANC so they can suffer under the ANC. If I see a strike close to me I will be sure to laugh at them and point all my 10 fingers at them.

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:25

      okay I'll remind you to remind me.... thanks for the thought.

      dangerfieldK - 2011-05-19 14:27

      It's the people living in poverty that didn't vote for the ANC that I really feel sorry for...Now they're gonna have to put up with the ANC's sh*t for another few years.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:35

      @ Renaldo - why point 10 fingers? Only 1 finger on each hand counts...

      ?????? - 2011-05-19 14:37

      The ANC deserved to win,they fought for freedom,free from white colonial racial oppression.

      SiphovdMerwe - 2011-05-19 14:43

      Lots of sour losers in here

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:00

      At least they will be striking and putting their grievances to a progressive organisation which is ANC. I feel pity for the people in Cape Town who would be taken to court by their own local governement if they raise their dissatisfaction. Their only hope is the judicial system that would protect their rights against racist and power hungry madam.

      mm - 2011-05-19 15:03

      Sipho like I said above. you actually believe its about winning I'd be more scared about the amount of support the ANC has lost in this region. Because continue to ignore the poor of the eastern cape like you did and you are not keeping this metro much longer. Anyway, you probably won't grasp this because you think it is about winning. But I hope the ANC leadership will get the message. Even if they did win, they must now stop their crap and lies and either deliver, or lose the metro. And that was all that we hoped to achieve, to get them to do actually pull finger and deliver. So mission accomplished.

      BiTe__Me - 2011-05-19 15:05

      Mpho - they shouldn't have to strike you dumbass!

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-19 15:20

      @Mpho Instead of striking, do an honest day of work instead. The mentality of you and your ANC voters is shocking to say the least. You are all scum that should be wiped from the face of this earth.

      Electronic Cemetery - 2011-05-19 16:26

      @Mpho, You realize that Hellen Zille fought against the apartheid right? She never ever condoned it and would never allow it to come into practice again... I'd hope that you could fathom it out that you'd have less reason to strike under Mrs Zille's leadership, Do you want to have to strike for the rest of your life to get what's fair? The ANC is keeping you at arms length from their purse strings... The man on the street will never get what is rightfully theirs while the ANC plunder the coffers! Corruption leads to elitism!

  • Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-05-19 14:18

    To work with opposition parties is the most important task? How about delivering the services you are paid for to deliver??

      Pfffft - 2011-05-19 14:49

      Stephan, they have already realized that if they work with the opposition parties,the opposition parties will do all the work and the anc will get all the credit.

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:03

      read the article, or maybe you need to be given political education. you do not sound like a person that even understand the role of the so called opposition da in government.

      Sue - 2011-05-19 15:19

      Hey people, the president ONLY understood on Saturday, B4 print on sunday, what service delivery meant, that is why people were expected to toilet outside in the open like animals in the wild. It took 17years to understand service what service del. means, so it will take another 10years to actually know how to handle it. In the meantime out tax money is going to things that sit on their laurels and do sweeeeet nothing

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-05-19 15:20

      Looking at your use of capitalization it seems you are in desperate need of a basic education before you can talk about politically educating someone Siya. You fit right in with the ANC.

  • Monde - 2011-05-19 14:18

    Victory is not the crux here, its time to deliver to the people in that way you don't have to worry about the D.A.

  • Charles N - 2011-05-19 14:18

    Well done to the ANC. They clearly ran a superior campaign. For all provinces, I hope they get the party that they want, and want the party that they get. - 2011-05-19 14:53


      Democrat - 2011-05-19 14:55

      If they ran a superior campaign how is it that their support has dropped from 67.5% to 51.6%? Instead of being ecstatic the ANC should be worried, very worried indeed. Until the mayor of Mandela Bay stops blaming the Apartheid regime for all the ills in P.E. the downward slide will continue.

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:05

      Thats true Charles... ANC volunteers worked hard and the people of Nelson Mandela Bay defended the ANC.

      Capso - 2011-05-19 15:29

      @Siya, they defended the ANC??? All they did was to prolong bad service delivery, coruption, fraud and putting more money in the black fat cats pockets. Clever bunch of supportes yes. They will wake up one of these days and see da light (pun intended)

  • levit8 - 2011-05-19 14:19

    Classi !!! The ANC go from 66.5% down to 51.5% of the vote, and they are ecstatic. Explains why they're happy with their levels of service delivery they provide to their people.

      levit8 - 2011-05-19 14:20

      ... make that "Classic"

      Boertjie - 2011-05-19 14:38

      Because they can't count? or do wood work? or Maths? or History? They don't know the difference between R5 and -R5...

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:07

      ANC won and da did not... that I know

      Capso - 2011-05-19 15:31

      @Siya, seems you are the one in need of political education. It's not about winning. It's about trend setting and the trend is the anc is losing ground, very fast.

      Yaseen - 2011-05-19 16:19

      Actually its about winning. Coming close or gaining ground is not winning.

      Drow Ninja - 2011-05-19 17:47

      @Yaseen, Siya & Capso. 1) The only should be only one winner, the general populace- in terms of service delivery and power to them as individuals not the political parties! 2) In maths they say an exponential function increasing at a decreasing rate. They also have an exponential function that decreases at an increasing rate. We know that with our current ruling party at least the former prevails but at worst- or should I say at best?- it is the latter. 3) The will of the people is evident, so the ruling party really really should learn that people do learn. It is not a lie that Nubians are the poorest in this country, but since I came to Capetown I have also learned that the Nubians are the in more dire satiations in their own strongholds- in terms of the area of residence and geo-politically. It is sad to note that I do not wish to work for another Nubian man & choose a "Racist White Devil" due to the fact that others of us are more oppressive than the "Racist White Devil". It also true that at night in a dark alley, I'd rather walk on the side of the road with the "Racist White Devil" than that of our own. We all know that another Nubian will let me starve in order that he can laugh at how starving am I, and we all know that the "Racist White Devil" will fee for me when I do not have food and give me one or help me find one- even if I will accuse him of jealousy and racism at the end of the day- & possibly spit in the milk when I prepare his porridge or when drink his milk from the fridge. . Not many of us are free to think as our societies promote dressing each other in a mental straight jacket , as evidence during the SATAWU strike in PE a few years back, I will not mention the Necklaces back in the old days by some of our own. Where a society makes an individuals and not individuals making the society. It is us who call one another names and oppress and abuse our women even if we grudgingly agree to equal rights in word. We eat before our children and they get the least food if there is not enough- though they are the one who are in need of the nourishment. WE ARE AN EVIL PEOPLE EVEN IF WE DO NOT ADMIT IT!!!

  • degenerate - 2011-05-19 14:19

    "We will work continue with opposition parties..." FFS

  • matla - 2011-05-19 14:19

    Somebody got her a&*^s whipped, square underpants. Hola A N C

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:26

      and they continue to HATE...VIVA ANC VIVA

      Point Blank - 2011-05-19 14:31

      You poophole, the ANC won by the skin on their bums... they ALMOST lost it, that's why they so estatic.. Idiot, true idiots.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:35

      the opposition gaining 15% from the last election counts as getting their behinds whipped? Please explain this logic to me. It is "puzzling" as the ANC put the term.

      Emsmum - 2011-05-19 14:44

      the ANC lost about 20 seats, the DA gained about 18... guess who actually got their a$$e$ whipped???

      Kenno - 2011-05-19 15:01

      and when they go on strike because of broken promises, please dont expect any sympathy!The ANC's police force will just shoot and kill!! You get what you vote for. Viva Dumbass!

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:09


      SpaceFrog - 2011-05-19 15:25

      Matla....what has your showering president done? nothing for you or anyone

      Spoofed - 2011-05-19 16:00

      It's fine Matla... You can keep your ANC Potholes and ridiculous toll fee's.. the rest will benefit from proper service delivery, Affordable and reliable public transport and guess what? no potholes.... Viva DA VIVA!!!

      BLACKFRUIT - 2011-05-19 16:13

      HAHAHAHAHAHA Getting pissed won't help. Tell your granny to try harder next time to discredit the ANC. Amaaaaaandla!

      debbie.van.niekerk - 2011-05-20 13:36

      I just hope that the DA does NOT assist the ANC with regard to Nelson Mandela Bay. The ANC will only benefit from the DA work ethic and of course the staunch AND supporters will with all intelligence THINK its the ANC and make them stronger. DA keep on working in your areas.... PERHAPS more will wake up

  • willieman - 2011-05-19 14:20

    DA,COPE and other parties must form coalition and boot anc out

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 14:23

      clearly mathematics isn't one of your strongest points... To control, you only need 50 +1... even if da, cope and other parties gang-up... it is not possible to 'boot' the ANC out

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:25

      if the ANC keep 51% of the vote, that won't work either

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:28

      They can collate but mathematically they can't boot ANC out because they both add up to just under 45%.... that's before the 0.4% thats' yet to be counted if for them that was a great thought, but too bad, it's just one of those waisted ones.

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 14:28

      But it will form a near 50% which is a damn good opposition! Well done DA you gained, the ANC lost a lot of votes .... the blind are starting to see and that is a GOOD start!

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:34

      @ Skotie, key word... "form a near opposition" not beat it. still on top.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:36

      Bloemfontein, ANC only just made it and are still under 50% - come on DA, take over Bloemfontein!!!

      Pfffft - 2011-05-19 14:52

      Don't forget that by the time the next elections arrive, there are going to be many more DA supporters!

      Democrat - 2011-05-19 14:59

      To zulufox. You have a point, but wait till the next municipal elections. The downward spiral will continue.

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:12

      shame willie willie willie wake up from madam dream. the night is over now... its finished... is klaar... kuphelile ANC won and there is no need for coalition.

  • RVQ - 2011-05-19 14:20

    Well done! I hope you serve the people who have trusted you with their vote and not your pockets!

      Drow Ninja - 2011-05-19 18:05

      lol. Except that they will not. lol.

  • daaivark - 2011-05-19 14:21

    I think it was widely expected that they would - and this holds for many areas. The margin by which they have done it is what interests me. These margins have shrunk it seems and this can only bode well for our democracy. Peaceful process, shrinking of the majority margin... GOOD!

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:25

      Indeed, well said.

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 14:27

      My feeling as well, we are now seeing a decrease in the number of ANC voters and CPT seems be a fully converted blue province now...

      Mpho - 2011-05-19 14:30

      I think you right, we need to appreciate that. we are not babaric or uncivilised as most thought we were.

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 14:46

      @ OGA - Don't blame the whites, for goodness sakes it is the government with all the new legislation etc which is costing us all our jobs ! It is also the government that is responsible for joblosses in the farming community with minimum wages etc where a farmer could house and feed 10 families he can now only afford to employ maybe 2 with new laws .. not the farmer's fault it is the GOVERNMENT !!!! Stop blaming the whites for everything ... they help (any race) where they can. (everyone I knows does!)

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 14:52

      @ Oga - seen one of your post above .. you are ANC ... but you blame the whites for giving jobs to blacks !?!?!? You need to wake up my friend .. it is the ANC giving the jobs to the blacks NOT the whites!

      Dee - 2011-05-19 14:56

      Gee wizz, where did you get your facts. The whites didn't give the blacks their jobs. It is the ANC that implemented this rule. A rule to employ blacks firts...whether they can do the job or not. I think some of them realised that the whites actually work very hard to have what they have it didn't just fall into there laps. A company car, or high position was worked for very hard and you have to be qualified to do it. Skin colour doesn't matter.

      ?????? - 2011-05-19 15:02

      Just because I said that doesnt make me an ANC supporter.What I meant was that racism,white on non-white racism is still very much alive in this country and will be kept alive by the DA unless another multiracial party grows in strength. I see white on non-white racism all the time,and the DA and FF+ employed "swart gevaar" like tactics with coloured people this time around by stating something about an oversupply of coloured people.That is not ANC policy and can easily be challenged and won in a court. With the DA gaining votes,albeit not much,only a 4% jump from 2009,im afraid we are going backwards in terms of race relations

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 15:19

      Oga - My appologies for assuming you were ANC. "an oversupply of coloured people" was actually a statement made by the ANC (Jimmy Manyi) not the DA. The ANC is the only party in the country keeping racism alive ... I don't agree with you that it is the DA that is doing that. ANC blames apartheid for everything and always have some kind of racial excuse for them not doing their job ... if there's no jobs ... no money ... no services ... etc. ... it is apartheids fault. After 17 years that excuse surely have no more grounds. I really feel for you as I know that coloureds have always been the 'odd' ones out ... but looking at the country today, the DA is doing more for coloureds and all other races than the black only (or should it be elite only) ANC. Good luck for you and I really hope you achieve your dreams ... remember blaming race will not get you there only YOU can do it! (friendly smile)

      Dee - 2011-05-19 15:25

      Are you crazy. The DA is fighting for a better country for EVERYONE. The statements the ANC makes they are clearly not there to help everyone. Have you been following the news. The things that malemma ann zuma are saying. Everytime they screw up they are blaming it on apartheid and racism...Seriously!

  • Zwai - 2011-05-19 14:23

    This is down from 66%, I'd be worried if I was the ANC.

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:30

      no I wouldn't be... I would up my game and make sure taht next time i make it 80%. this is an eye opener....

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:15

      You can me an ANC member... i will organise you a form and you need to look for an ANC branch where you stay

      Capso - 2011-05-19 15:38

      @mixit, they are trying to open their eyes the past 8 years but nothing is happening. Typical anc, try to win seats two weeks before an elections. Just goes to show the mentality of the anc member\voter. "We will sit back and wait for everything to come to us, because we deserve it"

  • Mike_L - 2011-05-19 14:23

    Of course they're ecstatic. They get to keep their snouts in the trough.

      Owami - 2011-05-19 14:53

      those grapes are sour

  • unrealchris - 2011-05-19 14:25

    Well let them suffer again, and again and again...

  • edvermaak - 2011-05-19 14:25

    "Ready to run NM Bay again.." Yes probably worse than ever.

      edvermaak - 2011-05-19 14:26

      In fact, if only it was "running". It has all but come to a dead stall.

      Valis - 2011-05-19 14:36

      Run it into the ground yes.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:38

      Run, with a silent "i"

  • Akasha29 - 2011-05-19 14:25

    I am sooo happy to say that I stay in the Western Cape, beautiful clean streets, walks after 7pm at night without being brutally raped, robbed or stabbed. Happy, friendly fast public service... aahhh... a life of bliss and another 4 years to come..

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:31

      which part of Cape town do you walk? is it the same Cape town where a tourist was killed??? I guess not.

      Akasha29 - 2011-05-19 14:38

      gmfff.... like 1 tourist? should we really bring out statistics, I am from Gauteng originally, grew up there, was robbed on countless occasions there,witnessed an armed robbery in a retail shopping center, lost about two friends to hijacking and robbery and that is just my scenarios... The Western Cape rocks,and that is no maybe..

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:17

      Ja Akasha, you stay where the madam has put biycle lane for you whilst township is rotten

      Akasha29 - 2011-05-19 15:24

      Siya, every single person is responsible for his or her own wealth, situation, home, living conditions, your government can only do so much for you, not everything in life is for free... We all pay rent, taxes, electricity, it would be great to get a top notch double storey home in a lovely white picket fence suburb, in order to get that however you have to work for it... Basic knowledge, work, get paid,move up in life..

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 15:25

      @Siya, Are the townships in ANC lead areas paved with running water, toilets...? None in JHB that I've been to have all of the above...

      Capso - 2011-05-19 15:40


      Koos - 2011-05-19 16:16

      if i go to western Cape i feel like i been transformed back into pre 94, one thing that i notice the last time i was in Cape town was that there were not enough blacks or coloured living in the city centre its felt like white country and other races come to town and go in the evening back to their areas, its felt like i was in Germany during Hittler time

      youngster1 - 2011-05-19 16:56

      so Akasha29 where do you stay because im sure many people living in the townships dont indulge in the same pleasures as you "clean streets, walks after 7pm" - makes you wonder why you can have all the above luxuries and other people living in the same province as you cant. So before you say praise the WC - stop and think about people who dont enjoy the same luxuries as you even though the DA delivers for ALL. And NO im not an ANC supporter

      Pfffft - 2011-05-20 14:54

      @ Koos.. Lets do lunch at the zoo. Meet you at the lion's cage.

  • jdeeathome - 2011-05-19 14:25

    ecstatic or relieved

  • Dean - 2011-05-19 14:26

    The ANC lost 15% of their voters. Does this mean that they will reduce service delivery by 15%?

      edvermaak - 2011-05-19 14:28

      15% less of 0 delivery is still 0! It can't possibly get worse.

      matla - 2011-05-19 14:30

      frankly my dear, that is non of your business

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:37

      15% less of 0 means they'll start removing previous service delivery successes.

      Dee - 2011-05-19 15:01

      hahahahaaaha... you've got a point. Now we can't complain about the service because there is no service.

      edvermaak - 2011-05-19 15:08

      @matla You're right that it is not our business. I for one would not want to be associated with your ANC party's incompetence. The business we at the DA stand for is performance, tranparency, honesty, delivery, equity, .... and on and on... Not one of which the ANC can remotely provide evidence of success in.

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 15:26

      @matla actually everyone's business, they running the country...

      WarPig - 2011-05-19 19:13

      @matla...what a tosser you are!! hahahah

  • CamsComment - 2011-05-19 14:28

    A win is a win - but the shift is happening.

  • Mpho - 2011-05-19 14:28

    deon, but what you should also bare in mind is the voter epethy, i mean imagine if all those people who stayed behind came out to vote, i guess will never know. But one thing i know is ANC will improve from this, i think it was a nice wake up call.

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:32

      I agree with you Mpho.... this is a chance for ANC to up their game.

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 14:39

      Lets hope so! We all need the ANC to pull up their socks! Out Country is bleeding and they are sitting at the top having the high life while the people on the ground suffer!

      Dee - 2011-05-19 15:03

      Improve from what????? Make your bubble around you a bit bigger and see what is going on around you.

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:20

      True Mpho.. ANC has learnt from its mistakes

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 15:28

      @Mpho, let see, maybe they can start by removing drug smugglers from the payroll and sending them straight to jail?

      Sir Vice - 2011-05-19 16:32

      I don't think the problem with the ANC is so much at ground level. Where I stay the ANC lads is OK. Is wish however I They are crooks to say the least. Bloody agents who betrayed their own people, only to enrich themselves. So, as far as the "wake-up call' goes, i am afraid not. To thick skinned to even notice they have lost major ground!

  • keithy - 2011-05-19 14:28

    To all those who voted for the ANC...... this is for the next term of destruction. LOL you guys are suckers for punnishment. ENJOY

      Skottie - 2011-05-19 14:40

      And for those who stayed away and could have voted for the DA ... you wasted a very good opportunity to a better SA!

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-19 14:29

    Yah, the ANC celebrating what they already had!! HAHAHA! Which shows they were very nervous considering they only won by 10%.... 5 Years ANC, 5 years, that's all you got as another chance, next election you may not have that 10%.. We'll be waiting, in the meantime every service delivery protest we'll sit and laugh at.

      Phiwe - 2011-05-19 15:01

      Kind of like how the DA is celebrating the win WC, whcih they already had hahaha they so stupid!!

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:21

      Whilst you are laughing, I will be opening ANC branch in your area.

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:23

      and your family will join and take five years membership

      Dee - 2011-05-19 15:28 smells. phewww

      Capso - 2011-05-19 15:44

      @Phiwe, come on dude, it is simple maths DA gained seats, ANC lost seats. See the bigger picture, ANC is losing their grip on the country

      Electronic Cemetery - 2011-05-19 16:54

      @Phiwe, If you look at the WC the DA actually only had one or two wards in 2006... Compare the interactive map from 2006 to the one from this year and be shocked my friend! The people in WC have seen the change in CT and want some of the good stuff(the leadership)they getting over there... it's only natural to want what your neighbor already has... The DA will go from strength the strength now! I hope they spread out over the whole of SA, the nicest thing about wanting them to win is I hope that when they do those that support the ANC now will see the DA actually want whats best for them too and are pleasantly surprised to see real leadership from a party!

  • Pro Democracy - 2011-05-19 14:29

    The ANC got votes because they threatened them with the “ancestors” - just watch all the DA run municipalities are going to thrive and the ANC will play the race card again - idiots

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:41

      Remember, ancestors don't care about service delivery... they're already dead

      Phiwe - 2011-05-19 15:04

      define thrive. Economically, the only place the DA conrols has contracting since they won it; in 2008 growth was 3-4%, in 2010 growth is about 2%. The DA dont have real answers economic development, I dont think

      Matt - 2011-05-19 15:23

      @ Phiwe - in 2010 it was "credit crunch"... just like in 2009.

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 15:30

      @Phiwe, some stats on other areas?

      Dee - 2011-05-19 15:30

      Phiwe...rather don't think. Unless you stand for honesty, integrity and believe in helping people

      V4Vendetta - 2011-05-20 01:14

      @phiwe 'I dont think' evidently so, old chap...evidently so...

  • dgee - 2011-05-19 14:29

    Hope you get what you voted for. They have promised to deliver and I sincerely hope that they do. They havent manged in the last 17 years but I do hope that they realise that they cant afford to lose any more ground and get up and do something positive .. to all those who voted DA - watch the Cape Town space and educate the poor people who just dont understand. Just to say I am very disappointed in News24 map - Im always been my choice of news but I think I'll have to re-evaluatethat .

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:40

      I agree. Either the map was terribly updated, or the grammar used is atrocious - if it says "the DA are leading with 50% of the X votes counted" are we meant to understand that the DA have 50% or that 50% of the votes were counted? Eish...

  • Zizo Snr - 2011-05-19 14:30

    There was no competition anyway, why such a fuss news24?

      Sammy - 2011-05-19 14:34

      no competition? ok...

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 14:38

      yes, the 44% that voted for the DA was no competition. I see your starting to shake and sweat. Nervous about something, are we?

  • keithy - 2011-05-19 14:31

    "Masualle said the ANC had "done its work" in the metro in getting people to vote."....this says it all. Done work in the past tense. Now they are going to sit back and do nothing except fill their pockets. I am sure your voters are really proud ....sic*

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:25

      watch out, the lion has been wounded... the ANC would never relax

  • Muzi - 2011-05-19 14:32

    I won't even comment, just bring back a few words or phrases!!! "Daydreamers" comes to mind. "We wont upset the ancestors" (Biko, Dube, Slovo, Tambo, Luthuli, Sisulu, Mbeki, SOLOMON MAHLANGU, and more) comes to mind.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 15:24

      Hopefully Malema can be added to your list soon.

  • - 2011-05-19 14:32

    So, now there is no reason for rallies, strikes and protests anymore. You got what you voted for. So sit in your shack and wait till kingdom come for improvements. It won't happen. You have yourself to blame.

      PSquare - 2011-05-19 14:42

      You talk as if the DA was going to eradicate the shacks had they won. They have failed to do so in Cape Town and it's been 5 years.

      SeanJ - 2011-05-19 15:11

      psquare, and has the ANC eradicated all the shacks in their governed areas? why didnt they eradicate the shacks when they goverened cape town? come on dude.. dont be deliberatly stupid

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:27

      ha ha ha ha... just like that poor black woman next to a shack in a da advert

      Dee - 2011-05-19 15:34

      PSquare, they have done more for the people in Cape town than the ANC has done in Gauteng and the other areas they won. DA has to fight for a capital to help everyone whereas the ANC use the money for personal use and they get away with it. Our tax money that supposed to be use to help the people. So YES the DA made promises and manage to reach them too and they can proof it

      youngster1 - 2011-05-19 17:03

      @Dee, the DA has its own skeletons as well, so lets not try brush them away because the DA has been caught out. I mean, that TC ad about the woman and the electricity - do you know that woman and her area dont have electricity....and she got paid with Pick 'n Pay vouchers. I mean the DA sold us false advertising on their part. When I initially saw that ad, i was super impressed with the DA and thought Well Done, that's a good example for the ANC to follow, but now...DA messed up there

  • amabok - 2011-05-19 14:33

    ANC has nothing to be ecstatic about....15% decline in votes received compared to '06, just managed to retain a majority which it will surely lose in the next election if it continues to fail the public. The ANC is slowly fading away.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-19 14:33

    This result is still a victory for democracy. The opposition in this metro will be incredibly strong - which will force the ANC to do better. They now know people are FED UP - regardless of their win, they can see how close the opposition ran them. Even if the ANC never lose an election outright - they will not be aware that the "times they are a changing". The DA don't have to WIN to be effective.

  • AndV - 2011-05-19 14:34

    Amazing how "uninformed" people vote again for the same party that has let them down, not to mention all the corruption and embezzlement that is taking place there. ZC probably scared them with his message from their forefathers?

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:29

      you realy sound amazed as an informed and educated dreamer

  • tripwire - 2011-05-19 14:34

    Welcome Nelson Mandela Bay to Non service delivery once again ! Don`t you feel glad you could have given up your heaven card or the other parties could have brought back apartheid ... YEBO ANC, yebo Fear & Greed

  • Sir Vice - 2011-05-19 14:34

    All in good time my DA, all in good time. To many cities taken at once is not good. Leave the uneducated voters who voted elsewhere hungry for service and delivery. After all, seeing that the bay is the "home" of the ANC, I can only see many ANC supporters becoming more and more aware of the below standard services the ANC has to offer. The time will come!

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:30

      even if da was the only party in the world... I would never never nerver vote for the madam and her two maids

      Sir Vice - 2011-05-19 16:28

      @Siya, that just go's to show your lack of intellectual capacity, and your atmost stupidity. Stop following blindly on mere history (how croocked it may be)and start looking at the bigger picture, which is: Better service, better life. Better life, less crime. Less crime, more tourists. More tourists, more money. and so it goes on and on!

  • spiderkzn - 2011-05-19 14:34

    ok nice one ANC but promise you must work hard to improve and action on empty promise.

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:32

      delivery should be priority number one

  • ZACKIE - 2011-05-19 14:35

    anc vote = more poverty, corruption , non delivery..enjoy it

  • Cornix - 2011-05-19 14:37

    They should in fact be very worried. They are very close to losing Mandela Bay.

  • Mad man - 2011-05-19 14:38

    I can now leave the office and celebrate our non-racial political achievements with my fellow comrades. Viva ANC! Down to DA!

  • Brandon96end - 2011-05-19 14:41

    It's getting close lads. Two more years and you are gone.

      matla - 2011-05-19 14:44


      Skottie - 2011-05-19 14:55

      matla - what about the elections in 2009 !?!?!?! you missed that one???

      mo-man - 2011-05-19 14:56

      They won't last two years....

      SpaceFrog - 2011-05-19 15:27

      hahaha what a retard matla is

      Siya - 2011-05-19 15:33

      you realy need to take time and get to know ANC

      V4Vendetta - 2011-05-20 01:21

      @Siya 'you realy need to take time and get to know ANC' for some folks, 17 years of 'getting to know' was 16 years too long in the education of Aboriginal Nepotistic Circus 101

  • Ceedee - 2011-05-19 14:42

    Thank my lucky stars I live in the RepubliCape Town

  • Charles - 2011-05-19 14:42

    it is what it is - Now lets see if DA ANC can COPE !!!

  • SiphovdMerwe - 2011-05-19 14:43

    Lots of sour losers in here

      Charles - 2011-05-19 14:47

      Sipho - it is not about being a SOUR LOSER . The ANC has lost nearly 25% of its supporters . The DA has gained substantially . THE WINNER IS DEMOCRACY HOPEFULLY and perhaps the ANC will now start delivering so as to ensure they do not lose next election round . THIS RESULT should bene fit ALL>

      Wonderboy - 2011-05-19 15:04

      In fact there are a lot of ecstatic losers. They just don't know it.

  • Ceedee - 2011-05-19 14:44

    They're happy about Nelson Mandela Bay? Have they seen the place?Disgusting!Thank my lucky stars I live in the Republic of Cape Town. Everything's at least running smoothly here.

  • cj - 2011-05-19 14:44

    Just a year or two more of Zuma, Malema, Shivambu and Manyi, and the ANC is out.

  • Humanist - 2011-05-19 14:44

    Hopeffuly the ANC learns something: you deploy cadres who can't do the job, then you will be campaigning for the DA...! Emotionally blackmailing people is not working, people remember the history: that is both the history before 1994 and the history of service delivery (or lack therefore), but most of all corruption: people know (not remember and please notice the difference) what happened to Tatane, people know what happened to the Auorora miners...which the ANC says it is not its problem...! And all the incompetent people that cannot deliver...! You have a few choices to make: please cadres at the expense of the people, and the people will respond in the best logical way...!

  • Kupa Coffee - 2011-05-19 14:44

    Glad I live in Cape Town

  • Zion - 2011-05-19 14:45

    Right, Now the ANC took Nelson Mandela Bay. Congrats. Let us now start a betting game. I give the NMB 4weeks before the toi-toi-ing, the carnage and destruction starts due to the age old lack of servus Delivury. On the other hand how do you tell these people that they simply got what they asked for.How do you tell them they could, too, have had an idyllic Cape Town but they cast their vote(pearls) before the swine. Something to look forward to and say "I told you so." Does anybody have a free ticket for Ehrenreich: He wants to leave the Cape soon.