ANC wins Nelson Mandela Bay

2011-05-19 13:33

Pretoria - The ANC has retained power in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, taking 51.5% of the votes with only a handful of ballots still to be counted.

The Independent Electoral Commission's Eastern Cape provincial electoral officer Bongani Sinca said 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," Sinca told journalists in East London on Thursday afternoon.

According to the IEC the ANC won 51.5% of the votes, the Democratic Alliance (DA), 40.24% and the Congress of the People (Cope) 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.

  • sheep - 2011-05-19 13:36


      Dal68 - 2011-05-19 13:39

      A-maand-lank gaan julle strike?

      Monde - 2011-05-19 13:45

      wie is "julle" pal?

      AmandaWhereTo - 2011-05-19 13:46

      U called?

      The Spear - 2011-05-19 13:51

      Democracy at work. Only 51%? I hope the ANC leaders see their jobs isn't so secure. I hope the deliver now otherwise they will be gone in 2014.

      Steen - 2011-05-19 13:53

      Well done to the ANC, but perhaps the biggest winner in Mandela Bay Metro is the DA, considering the number of voters they have had, more so if one take into account that Mandela Bay is one of ANC’s strong hold.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 13:56

      @ Steen - respect for the sporting comment :-)

      michaelx - 2011-05-19 13:57


      Dr Filemon - 2011-05-19 13:58

      Let all the aNc supporters retain their pit toilets and bucket system in PE and give the DA supporters enclosed toilets - because that is what the voters wanted. Give the Madam a Bells!

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:02

      51% isn't a big margin, be afraid ANC be very afraid, WAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!

      DoublySalmon - 2011-05-19 14:04

      People deserve what they vote for - why do we care if they continue suffering? As far as the ANC and I cam concerned they don't need a functional municipality.

      Stuart - 2011-05-19 14:12

      HAHA Your name says it all!

      Krush - 2011-05-19 14:12

      In 2006 ANC won 66.5% of the vote and the DA won 24.5% of the vote. In 2011 ANC won 51.5% of the vote and the DA won 40.5% of the vote. That is a 15% shift in vote from ANC to DA. In my eyes, that's a win DA! :)

      Atreidies - 2011-05-19 14:19

      Lol, sheep you chop, dont you see you are suffering from desperate outbursts at the inevitable ( the DA in time will take it(quoting serias here:"2006 ANC had 66% and DA had 24%. 2011 ANC has 52% and DA has 40%.") , and others away, just like Midvaal.) The cANCer is mincemeat, mull these words over in your mind for the next few years.

      Angazi - 2011-05-19 15:24

      Hey Krush, you must have crocked eyes then, increase by 15% does not amount to a win, an outright win accounts from 51% upwards which ANC has achieved,that was not difficult to understand isnt?

      capetonian - 2011-05-19 15:39

      You can be grateful that COPE failed dismally! If they had been better organised their % would have made the difference and you lot would have been OUT! Pathetic management and wastage of taxpayers money. That's why the DA are growing!

  • Hlabirwa - 2011-05-19 13:37

    Good news!

      sheep - 2011-05-19 13:39

      the people have spoken. ANC LEADS, ANC LIVES

      FatBoySlim - 2011-05-19 13:46

      Said like a true sheep, the dumb follow the dumb

      Serias - 2011-05-19 13:50

      2006 ANC had 66% and DA had 24%. 2011 ANC has 52% and DA has 40%. Do you get the picture dude!!!! The ANC lost 14% The DA gained 16% Any explanation?

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 13:58

      Nah, they only see the winning, and think it's a great victory.

      levit8 - 2011-05-19 14:13

      @mixit - Awesome. You guys keep kidding yourselves that your leadership is doing a great job. What you fail to grasp is that a significant number of traditional ANC voters won't vote against the party, but they've lost faith and now don't vote at all. The voter apathy is an indication of how bad the ANC are doing, not what gains are being made by opposition parties.

      AjaxFiko - 2011-05-19 14:20

      @mixit Have you thought about "why" we "all of a sudden" decided to boycott the elections?? Don't worry, I'll wait while you try to figure it out. In the meantime, lemme tell you this, the writing is on the wall dude, come 2014, if this stinking ANC attitude continues, I and many others will be putting the "white" madaam in power. Next time you see Gwede, tell him I said "tick tok tick tok. .tick"

      Hlabirwa - 2011-05-19 14:32

      Is it not good news to the ruling party and its followers?

  • Juliarse - 2011-05-19 13:37

    well done ANC.... DA did very well. 40% in a traditional ANC stronghold... methinks the tide is turning.

      HopefulXpat - 2011-05-19 13:43

      @sheep, methinks your name suits you and many other ANC supporters very well...

      Enough! - 2011-05-19 13:44

      oooo dear "sheep" the tide is indeed turning! also voted DA all the way for the first time. the DA has indeed delivered here in Cape Town!

      Cameron McRae - 2011-05-19 13:46

      Me thinks sheep is a fully fledged retard.

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 13:52

      Good Juliarse.The more competition the more councilors will perform and good for the voters.Haters keep on hating ANC or DA, the fact, we want delivery.You deliver,we keep,and vice versa.Anyway viva ANC,keep ur delivery promises,otherwise fail.

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:04

      @sheep - de-nile is not just a river in Egypt. Accept the facts the DA made big strides.

      Daan - 2011-05-19 14:27

      @ Sheep - Baaa!

  • HopefulXpat - 2011-05-19 13:37

    Unfortunate, but still a large gain for the DA. Change takes time...

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:06

      @Mad man - what makes him a bad loser? He admitted defeat but acknowledged that the ANC isn't the be-all-and-all. Get over yourself and admit that the DA is making strides is what you should be doing.

      sparkster - 2011-05-19 14:07

      Mad man....who taught you to read, the ANC??

      ihtfcatkii - 2011-05-19 14:11

      @ Mad man - ;P

      FRpower - 2011-05-19 14:21

      @ Mad hows your grade 2 pass mark treating you as an adult,surely you have something more to say than"bastard bad loser". Common try sound educated and put it in a sentence longer than three words.

  • thomasandre_96 - 2011-05-19 13:38

    ANC sucks...

      sheep - 2011-05-19 13:51

      the majority does not think so,

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 13:55

      Did not knw you like sucking.LOL.keep on sucking.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 13:59

      @ Kgwadi - go bear another of Jacob Zuma's children... :-) Well DA supporters, at least DA can invest more time on turning around JHB, CPT, DBN and maybe maybe Pretoria... I can't really comment, I voted ACDP

      Louisf1 - 2011-05-19 14:05

      Dear thomasandre_96, I am also NOT an ANC supporter but you really have to come up something more creative that this! ANC sucks ... ?? How about a more positive contribution next time?

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:06

      @sheep - that's because the majority are being lied to and manipulated.

      terry - 2011-05-19 14:10

      @sheep - "the majority does not think so" - you could have left off the last word "the majority does not think"!

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-19 14:12

      @Matt.No, cannot bear Zuma`s children cause am an Economist,but I will recall him come 2012.I just wondered why thomasandre_96 - can allow to be sucked or suck the ANC(sounded funny to me).Anyway,After recalling Zuma (need no life president in SA),keep out old ministers,give positions to those qualified for such,facilitate developmental economics,"KILL ANYONE WHO IS RACIST(LOL).

      Angazi - 2011-05-19 15:28

      .....because you suck!!!!Wake smell the coffee, majority rule, that what define democracy, if you cant take, hey live with it!!!!!

  • Jawellnofine - 2011-05-19 13:39

    Well done to DA. Serious inroads made here.

  • Janine - 2011-05-19 13:41

    To the people of Nelson Mandela Bay - sorry that you won't get to experience the joy of living in a DA run area. To all the people who voted DA - thanks.

      Allyhoo - 2011-05-19 13:59

      We'll get 'em next time Janine... I have no doubt in my mind.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:00

      Can't the DA form a coalition or did PE get more than 50% of cANCer

  • Dal68 - 2011-05-19 13:42

    Following like "sheep" to the slaughter house - hey sheep?

  • KissTheBoer - 2011-05-19 13:42

    1202: The ANC had 1.8 million votes in Gauteng, South Africa's economic hub, by midday on Thursday with the Democratic Alliance on 950,801. The ANC had 61.99 percent of the vote, compared to the DA's 31.82 percent

      Maleo - 2011-05-19 13:57

      So what?

      Mthetwa - 2011-05-19 15:08

      Serve the people or get the boot

  • Dean - 2011-05-19 13:43

    2006 ANC had 66% and DA had 24%. 2011 ANC has 52% and DA has 40%. Very close indeed. ANC better perform now or else...

      Dal68 - 2011-05-19 13:47

      How can 52% of the people living there still be so ignorant????

      Shees - 2011-05-19 13:50

      Awesomeness :)

      Man.Dumisani - 2011-05-19 13:52

      @ Dal68 Never overestimate the intelligence of ANC supporters ...

      dgee - 2011-05-19 13:55

      I hope now that all the non voters will wake up and realise that there vote can and will make a difference!!

      Dal68 - 2011-05-19 13:56

      @ Man.Dumisani......overestimate for sure.....

      wade.balsdon - 2011-05-19 14:01

      the tide is turning nicely.

  • dangerfieldK - 2011-05-19 13:44


      Mushin - 2011-05-19 14:02

      Yeeeboooo.....thatha mkhonto thathaaa.....

  • Bearman - 2011-05-19 13:45

    Well, if it is non service delivery they want, let them have it...except they'll blame everyone and everything except the ANC for it. Almost funny if it wasn't that tragic.

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:09

      Exactly, they will blame other parties and apartheid for the last 17 years of incompetence brought on by lack of this and that.

  • Monde - 2011-05-19 13:46

    not even a chance for a coalition between the rivals!!! however, well done DA, its always good to have competition and a opposition!

  • Crystal - 2011-05-19 13:46

    The DA has set a good platform for the next election, and even though they didn't win it, they have made a huge achievement. electionwatcher

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-05-19 13:48

    The people deserve what they vote for. I trust that this means that there should be no service delivery protests in this municipality! I for one, will not accept it.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 14:01

      Starting to think people enjoy living in their own filth...

  • Cuba12 - 2011-05-19 13:48

    Well, the people have spoken and the majority would rather have the ANC. It's good to see the DA make such significant gains in a traditional ANC stronghold and best of luck to the DA for the next run. Just carry on doing the good work and the DA will continue to make in roads

  • Angie005 - 2011-05-19 13:49

    Sad news :( Another couple of years with no service delivery! But on the other hand the DA done well. The tide is definately turning. Siya enjoy it while you can and while you busy celebrating how about getting ready to clean the streets after the protests that are bound to happen sooner than later.

  • Siya - 2011-05-19 13:50

    VIVA ANC VIVA... Thank you Comrade Nceba Faku for leading the ANC Nelson Mandela Bay Region to this victory...AAAMMMAAANNNDDDLLLAAA

      stabes - 2011-05-19 13:59

      Siya - how does it feel to be part of such an inept, corrupt and morally bankrupt monolith like the ANC? Seriously.

      FRpower - 2011-05-19 14:00

      Im glad your happy that you'll receive poor service delivery,curruption....crikey the list is so long.Dont cry like a baby or jump up and down on TV when things go wrong with your ANC. Maybe one day you'll see the light,but i cant explain it to you if you dont know how to think outside the box.

      michaelx - 2011-05-19 14:01


      Blondie - 2011-05-19 14:01

      Haha, Faku led Nelson Mandela Bay to debt of 600 million!!!! Good luck getting out of that one!

      Thembisile - 2011-05-19 14:02

      Victory to line your pockets and not deliver necessary services needed by your constituents. DA is the party for the future, look out.

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:11

      Now he must actually do his job and clean up the place, oh sorry I forgot haven't they been promising that for 17 years now?

      Dean - 2011-05-19 14:32

      Losing 15% of the voters is not a victory. Faku had better pull finger or else...

  • g t - 2011-05-19 13:51

    This might trigger a rate boycott. This is then the only way to ensure our money is used for the purpose of maintaining and developing our city

      Man.Dumisani - 2011-05-19 13:54

      I think there are two GT's here already ...

  • willieman - 2011-05-19 13:53

    What are they going to do with it,take it to the deep end

  • c1 - 2011-05-19 13:53

    now you will be getting NO service delivered... good luck with that!

  • AJ - 2011-05-19 13:53

    Tax payers of PE, you have my condolences.

  • stabes - 2011-05-19 13:54

    With the ANC hemorraging votes like this when compared to 2006, they are going to have to suck it up at the next election. But then again, there probably won't be a PE at the next election - just dust and tumbleweed.

  • Errol - 2011-05-19 13:54

    Well I hope those who voted for the ANC will be satisfied with the next 5 years of corruption and lack of deliver - at least they have a world class soccer stadium although theier education and health services are chaotic, who cares, so long as you can play soccer.

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:13

      Soccer training is more important than basic and tertiary education. Don't forget that!!

  • stukyster - 2011-05-19 13:54

    Congratulations! You've now earned the right to spend another few years toyi-toying and burning stuff in protest.

  • SeanJ - 2011-05-19 13:54

    Its all the other monkey parties that are stealing votes away from the big rivals.. we need those votes to go to the DA or even cope so they could have teamed up against ANC... sigh oh well next time hopefully they will gain more ground and take it eventually...

  • AJ - 2011-05-19 13:55

    And those of you who are poor and woke up just a little bit too late (again), to change your lives today, my condolences too. Next time .....maybe.

  • MBruno - 2011-05-19 13:55

    Great result for the DA: 40 % of the vote in an ANC stronghold. The ANC has barely clung to a very narrow majority !

  • mixit - 2011-05-19 13:56

    @ Wernerkwane go burn in HELLL nxa. a dumb Ass it's you who sti;ll belives WHITES will ever take power nxa.. VIVA ANC VIVA!!!!!

      Felix - 2011-05-19 14:05

      Another uneducated idiot who falls into Jujus trap.

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:08

      @Felix, if being a CA is uneducated, them let me rather be a's that?

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:14

      A blind ANC supporter who thinks the whites run the DA. Don't forget your black brothers that moved to the DA in droves ok.

      Blondie - 2011-05-19 14:17

      @mixit:if you're a CA, I'm a 2-headed flying horse!!!!!

      Happy-go-lucky - 2011-05-19 14:18

      @Mixit: what has a CA got to do with it??? some have got to presidency with having f*** all up there

      ThevoiceofSA - 2011-05-19 14:22

      Mixit, why are you saying the DA is "The Whites" Do you really care what the color of the people is that makes sure who picks up you trash at the end of the week? Or do you care that it is picked up? Please inform me if you are just a Racist or ignorant?

      michelle.stanyon - 2011-05-19 14:32

      Youre such a racist! Typical from an ANC supporter - would choose colour over better service delivery??? What a idiot!

      CazCastoli - 2011-05-19 14:43

      @MXIT: CA...? Does that stand for Common Arse?

      Happy-go-lucky - 2011-05-19 14:52

      I dont think he knows how to does "CA" stand for "Farm worker"? ;)

      capetonian - 2011-05-19 15:43

      Better get an education pal, as there is no hell except for the hell you lot create with incompetence, corruption and nepotism here in RSA!

      EmptyCan - 2011-05-20 09:21

      If you became a CA under the new educational standards and entry requirements in SA laid down by the ANC it means in my eyes that you are qualified to change the batteries in a calculator. Switching it on though for you would require you to go back and first pass Grade 2 mathematics.

  • Afval - 2011-05-19 13:57

    Wat se julle ouns gaan die Stormers en Bulle maak die naweek. Ek stem dat die bulle en stormers gaan wen...

  • Nintendo - 2011-05-19 13:57

    the headline should read ANC pips Nelson Mandela bay

  • Nick van den berg - 2011-05-19 13:58

    The devil has campaigned and the votes has been casted. Laat julle maar verder suffer. Ek se julle, die mense like om in armoede te leef sonder enige diens lewering. Nie baie intelligent nie

  • linmic37 - 2011-05-19 13:58

    Well done to the ANC for winning NM Bay Area, but those days are numbered, good to see the amount of growing support for the DA in a area that was hugely supportive of the ANC.

  • PaulChinchen - 2011-05-19 13:59

    In 2006 the ANC had 65.5% In 2011 the ANC has 51.5% i.e. down 15% So in 2014 the ANC will be lucky if it gets 36.5%

      KayEmm - 2011-05-19 14:11

      Your Math is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD. ANC lost 22.9% of their 2006 vote. You should now be able to do the calc for 2014.

      Psychotron - 2011-05-19 14:15

      I see a downward spiral. Like a plane shot down and going to crash and burn.

      capetonian - 2011-05-19 15:44

      If COPE had come to the party the ANC would not have had a majority here!

  • Nathi123 - 2011-05-19 14:00

    the people have spoken. what are the clever boys saying?

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:09

      Saying that we are dumb and uneducated like's such a pity....

      Mthetwa - 2011-05-19 15:01

      Yes, the majority have elected their PUBLIC SERVANTS. Will they SERVE

      EmptyCan - 2011-05-20 09:23

      ..that the majority of the people are actually happy with nothing!!

  • Podgette - 2011-05-19 14:01

    Sjoe, that was close!

  • - 2011-05-19 14:01

    i thnk ANC and SWAPO (NAMIBIA) party wil rule for ages...thanks to apartheid

  • Plato - 2011-05-19 14:04

    48% are not happy with the ANC rule. The ANC's national leadership knows that bad delivery of services are going to cost them more votes in 2014. We will see if their promises of appointing capable people at municipalities mean anything. Hope it does. We surely need the improvement

  • michelle.stanyon - 2011-05-19 14:05

    My goodness! What more must the ANC do to make their supporters see how corrupt and damaging they are to this country. Im so dissapointed!!

      mixit - 2011-05-19 14:10

      Make sure you all drown in the cape, then we might change our minds.

      EmptyCan - 2011-05-20 09:28

      @mxit.....contrary to the now worldwide accepted phenomenon of indegenous african swimming ability, you will drown first in the 2 cm deep stream of sewerage flowing down the middle of the street past your house, emminating a now accepted lovely aroma and increasing a now accepted health risk to all around it. You cant complain about that, because THAT IS WHAT YOU VOTED FOR, ISN'T IT?

  • Kupa Coffee - 2011-05-19 14:06

    So glad I live in Cape Town

  • Juggernaut - 2011-05-19 14:06

    Massive swing to the DA. Pity Cope such a mess otherwise more would have gone from anc to Cope.

  • RATIONALE - 2011-05-19 14:07


      stabes - 2011-05-19 14:13

      That's a pity - because you would have seen what could be achieved. Anyways... Oh... and don't write in uppercase. It's rude.

      2cool-ec - 2011-05-19 14:14

      and u are not a racist with your comments that you are making...its people like u that sickens me to the core...waht has the anc done for you?please enlighten me???

      ThevoiceofSA - 2011-05-19 14:27

      You are Funny Rationale, so you would rather Not have electricity, Not have clean drinking wanter, Not have you garbage picked up, Not have uptodate and correct municipal account. You would go without all this just so that the ANC can be in power. VIVA to you VIVA for sticking to you party. O so by the way, what will you do if you have a White ANC counselor in you Ward?

      Jason Williamson - 2011-05-19 14:27

      I agree with your comment.... but not completely... The racist comments are slightly out of hand, but then again with the racist comments coming out of OUR leaders mouths you cant expect white people to be happy about that... then you get the black folks who come on this site with their racist comments and people react. Your vote should not have depended on race or the past but on the future! DA definitely is a brighter future. We as a nation dont have time and money for the leaders of the ANC!!!!

      2cool-ec - 2011-05-19 14:33

      we all say that we are over apartheid and that better days are are we ever going to make peace with it if a black person is always racist as well as a white person....i foresee a very dark future for this country as voters are making decisions based on the colour of an indidviduals skin!!!

      me - 2011-05-19 14:47

      wow @rationale your GLAD that peopel will rather suffer in the winter with no heat and again suffer in the summer with no sevices to assist them? shoo arnt you proud of yourself - im not sure why you seem to think DA is racist then Malema commented on treating all whites as criminals?? isnt it only the ANC that has brought Race into everything that they do? please explain to me why APARTHEID would come back? how could this ever happen again? its sad how statistics show that a DA run community is the best for any colour or race but you would rather suffer in the hands of the ANC than live a decent life with the DA? tell us again where exactly do you live? i hope its in nelson mandela bay for you to pass such commetns.

  • Banees - 2011-05-19 14:07

    Well considering that only about 33% of the Nelson Mandela bay is registered to vote and there was only a about a 70% turn out just shows that the majority of PE doesn't actually care about whats going on around them. Oh well.

      capetonian - 2011-05-19 15:57

      Poorly informed, ignorant and when you have to battle to just find enough food on a daily basis, neither you or I would probably be interested in who the hell ran the show

  • RVQ - 2011-05-19 14:07

    Was hoping they wouldn't win it but hopefully they realise that their support is dwindling and they catch a wake up and deliver!

  • KayEmm - 2011-05-19 14:07

    The people shall govern.

      The Unknown - 2011-05-19 14:21

      When you talk about people, you normally refer to human beings. In this case, I don't see any, so refrain from using that term

      Mthetwa - 2011-05-19 15:05

      Wake up ... The people do not govern. You elected PUBLIC SERVANTS that must serve and deliver now.

  • Gary - 2011-05-19 14:09

    Well done deff pulled a LOT of South Africans together over this period.... now let's see the ANC squirm when they have to deliver on their pre-election promises.

  • The Unknown - 2011-05-19 14:11

    "Another one bites the dust"

  • 2cool-ec - 2011-05-19 14:12

    i cant believe this...does the people of nelson mandela bay have no brains like their stupid anc leaders....there goes the service delivery and everything else that comes along with it..i am totally baffled...16 years and they have changed jack and they still have certain residents support

  • Owami - 2011-05-19 14:14

    I just love the electorate...thatha ANC thatha!!!

  • Antoni - 2011-05-19 14:16

    The people will receive whaat they vote for, I hope for your sake it was the right choice?