Close to 90% of votes captured

2011-05-19 16:22

Pretoria - Almost 89% of votes in the local government elections have been captured, but major metros were still outstanding, chief electoral officer Pansy Tlakula said on Thursday.

“As at 14:00 this afternoon 51 642 of the 58 158 results slips were already captured. This constitutes 88.8% of the results slips expected,” she said at the results operation centre in Pretoria.

Of these, 71% had been audited and released.

“A number of results in metropolitan councils are however still outstanding... ,” she said.

Buffalo City had released 85%, Nelson Mandela Bay 99% and Ekurhuleni 95%.

Johannesburg was on 20%, Mangaung 50%, Tshwane 56%, Ethekwini 22%, and the City of Cape Town on 34%.

Tlakula said preliminary voter turnout was 56% and 2% of ballots were spoilt.

She emphasised, however, that this 8% increase in voter turnout from the previous election was preliminary, especially as the metro results were not yet in.

“It is too early for us to talk about voter turnout,” she said.

There had been no official objections to the results, although two parties had said they might lodge complaints, she said.

There would be a recount of votes in one of the wards in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

The Independent Electoral Commission expected to complete capturing and validating results on Friday and declare the results on Saturday.

  • tigertank - 2011-05-19 16:25

    [insert controversial comment here]

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-05-19 16:27

      [insert whitty retort here]

      my_story - 2011-05-19 16:33

      [insert pointless random racist remark here]

      Jawellnofine - 2011-05-19 16:36

      [start racial slurs]

      windkind - 2011-05-19 16:37

      [insert venomous counter racist retort here]

      Jakestefer - 2011-05-19 16:37

      [insert criticism of my_story's unnecessary rascist remark here]

      mm - 2011-05-19 16:37

      [Insert snappy comeback here]

      Rupesh - 2011-05-19 16:40

      [insert comment on why I left SA or why I stayed in SA]

      Roundana - 2011-05-19 16:44

      a bunch of lot!

      Denise - 2011-05-19 16:46

      [insert pacifist oil-on-water lets-all-be-friends remark here]

      DeonL - 2011-05-19 16:46

      You think the Tiger W will make a comeback?

      Susan Smit - 2011-05-19 16:48

      [insert anti-ANC apocalyptic type South Africa scenario]

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:49

      Good to see some of us have humour... LOL good evening everyone

      Jbird - 2011-05-19 16:49

      he he. I really enjoyed this... Nice change...

      gobsmacked2 - 2011-05-19 16:50

      [insert completely unrelated insult by person with no sense of humour here]

      Brendan Naiker - 2011-05-19 16:52

      rofl..I wish people like those commenting above would run our country! It would be such an awesome place to live in :)

      louis - 2011-05-19 16:53

      [insert insertion here]

      Rupesh - 2011-05-19 16:56

      [insert comment totally irrelevant to topic and blame it all on PAC]

      steynbeyers - 2011-05-19 17:05

      bend over ANC supporters and "insert" uuuhm COMMENT here

      Point Blank - 2011-05-19 17:07

      [call kolobe an idiot]

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 17:08

      Please turn your computer screen upside down now!!! Hurry 370HSSV 0773H

      Vimalin - 2011-05-19 17:09

      [insert comment which is intended to be smart, but show that I'm a moron]

      shew - 2011-05-19 17:15

      [insert abuse aimed at zulufox]

      louis - 2011-05-19 17:16

      You mean showS vimalin?

      Grynch - 2011-05-19 17:22

      Brilliant up to Denise with the exception of Roundana, who broke the chain with an "unrelated insult from a person with no sense of humour". Very funny and unfortunately very true.It was amusing that the racists remained in their cages for fear of making fools of themselves.If you don't know what side the comments are on it is difficult to rant.

      marguerite - 2011-05-19 17:51

      [insert the names of all the people you know here, hit send and don't break the chain here]

      toleranne - 2011-05-19 18:06

      Registered, but could not vote, being elsewhere on the planet. Following results with interest, but the above has to get the prize for the best exchange ever. Right on, Brendan.

  • zulufox - 2011-05-19 16:27

    These guys aren't counting fast enough...

      BigMoose - 2011-05-19 16:40

      That's because they only have ten fingers.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:45

      I don't get it - in the UK we have 60 million people and yet by 11am all the results are in... JHB 20% WTF?! hurry up!!!

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:46

      @ zulufox - print this and frame it - for once I agree with you :-)

      Rupesh - 2011-05-19 16:59

      In the UK, they don't have to call in the army to take ballot boxes together with the IEC to some remote place across some river because there are crocs in them. True story. Whatever happens in this elections, I am impressed by the IEC's tenacity to ensure every corner of this land votes, from taking ballot papers to the village across that river to taking papers to a village on top of a mountain that takes the resident 5 hours to get to the top. True democratic behaviour at least in this sense. Well done.

  • Zanu - 2011-05-19 16:28

    only 20% in JHB... not good news

  • CharlieSheen - 2011-05-19 16:28

    DA run Jo-burg and Tshwane...wait, I hate that name...PRETORIA, would be a sight for sore eyes.

      zulufox - 2011-05-19 16:32

      shame, you wish... currently ANC is in the lead in both Jozi and PTA, 54 and 61 percents respectively....

      vn2701 - 2011-05-19 16:41

      @zulufox - Nope, only in Tshwane..... DA is leading Jozi by 49,9%.

      kidblack - 2011-05-19 16:42

      yes Zulu. And so we shall have another 4 years of the same. Dont people realize if you give the DA administrative control they will do so with fervour and determination? Then when they get tired, 4-8 years, then we vote ANC again, who will hit the ground running. We need "flip-flop" politics so as to not let whoever has the chair get too comfortable in it.

      THH - 2011-05-19 16:48

      @KidBlack So what you actually mean is a democracy controlled by the people.

      Andy - 2011-05-19 16:51

      @mshini - don't you ever get tired of saying the same thing over and over? we get it, your racist. Move on.

      CofiDrinka - 2011-05-19 16:52

      @mshini, have you really taken a good look at the DA as a party and who are the members there. They are Black, Coloured, White, etc, so why is it that it is only run by WHITE PPL. Please elaborate your answer to this. And as the ANC goes, they also have WHITE members, and Coloureds etc. So get off your rocking chair and go check it out before posting a comment like that. And yes, the DA wants a better future for all, which includes you. Pitty that you cant take your hand away from your face to the that the ANC cadres are only helping themselves, what have they done for you??? Dont tell me freedom, that was a very long time ago. Why is it that when an Audit is done, only the Western Cape can show where all the money to? And yes this land is beautiful, just a pitty that Idiots like you have to ruin it for everyone else.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 17:03

      @Mshini Wam -

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 17:04

      I SEE WHITE PEOPLE!! Aaaaaargh!!

      Wasp - 2011-05-19 17:27

      Hey foxy zulu, my application for membership of the ANC was rejected. They said I wasn't stupid enough

      SX137 - 2011-05-19 18:35

      @mshini wham - You have just made my day. Your comment indictes that you are a racist. I now don't have to feel guilty about being from a racist group. And how can you call this a beautifull land when your people murder each other over an election.

  • devils_advo - 2011-05-19 16:29

    Cape town anc are trying to see how many sruffed baloot boxes they can slip in 30% so far... pah...

  • keithy - 2011-05-19 16:29

    They need to see how much they have to doctor the result. Be patient!!

  • The Goose - 2011-05-19 16:31

    [ANC this ANC that, DA this DA that]

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 16:36

      Dagga party?

  • Molemo ? - 2011-05-19 16:33

    DA will never rule Jo'burg, first class African city

      Spade - 2011-05-19 16:37

      There is no crisis...

      Zet007 - 2011-05-19 16:37

      Dream on....... Time will tell....

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 16:38

      :( sadly, prefer it to be first class 'world' city, kids playing in the parks, people safely waking at all hours of the night, class A public transport...

      EDI2000 - 2011-05-19 16:40

      As aposed to what? Cape Town... a first class internationally recognised city!!?? Shut your pie hole...

      CharlieSheen - 2011-05-19 16:41

      1st class compared to what exactly?

      Molemo ? - 2011-05-19 16:42

      For jozi DA supporters are BIG BIG dreamers

      M - 2011-05-19 16:42

      Obviously you have never been to Cape Town but when when you compare to other AFRICAN cities - Lagos, Dar es Salaam etc - I suppose it is much better. But it would be even better under DA control.

      DeonL - 2011-05-19 16:44

      Perhaps 1st class African city but probably only 3rd class World city. You should travel more or visit Cape Town.

      Ollie - 2011-05-19 16:45

      @ Molemo - i want what you are smoking!!!!!

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:47

      Molemo, are you mad? Go to CBD, go to De Villiers Street and surrounding blocks, get your pants wet with the SEWAGE that flows into the streets 1x a week minimum... smell the sewage... now tell me JHB is still world class

      THH - 2011-05-19 16:52

      And I guess you would be proud to be the top in class with a whole lot of down syndrom people.

      Kobus - 2011-05-19 17:03

      @Charliesheen ..... Harare :D lmao

      Pints - 2011-05-19 17:05

      What constitutes it being an African city? That it was founded and built by the white man, which was then complete stuffed up when they handed it over to the "locals"?

      ariete - 2011-05-19 17:39

      @Molemo - suppose you include the ruins of the Rissik St Post Office as part of the first class african city ?

  • george - 2011-05-19 16:35

    The DA shameful results are dissapointing (20%) however, the DA perfectly fits our ambience of democracy by representing their minorities however shameful their national tally. DA dismal performance fits perfectly well with our long term politburo strategy. DA provides the minorities with a sense of democratic participation while long term polituro strategies are being implemented. Despite your low scandalous percentages, well done DA for your full participation in the democratic sideshow. Think of it in real terms the DA are not party to any major national decision making process. What a joke. Oops, they are needed for the democratic looks of SA to the world. Who would have thought and believed that the minorities through the DA would be ecstatic at a mere bone (20%)of the national vote. We need the DA participation to coat the real long term politburo agenda. I just love it.

      RVQ - 2011-05-19 16:41

      "our long term politburo strategy" - Malema for president is a way forward? or get rid of Malema, JZ and the other 90% of ANC leadership?

      Johann Liebenberg - 2011-05-19 16:44

      Show's you how many ignorant people there are. Come see in CT what the DA has done, compared to those gangsters stealing government money and threatening people with old wife's tails. You enjoy it up there my friend we will increase slowly but surely.

      CharlieSheen - 2011-05-19 16:46

      'Just' 20%? You seem to have forgotten that it's part of this 'just a mere 20%' that took away the 2/3 majority the ANC enjoyed. The DA doesn't need to unseat the ANC, they merely need to take away enough power from the ANC, so that the ANC can't run rampant. The DA is taking away 4%-5% of the ANC votes each time there's an election, and as soon as enough voters start noticing the changes, good changes that happen when the DA comes into power, those percentages will increase substantially. So we'll hit a point in time, when there WILL be an upset, and quite a huge one. I hope you're around to see it happen.

      Matt - 2011-05-19 16:48

      @ Mork - JZ can do that, it's all he's good for

      THH - 2011-05-19 16:54

      Top marks to your party doing so bloody well falling down the ladder and still not allowing it affect the ego.

      george - 2011-05-19 16:59

      DA is loosing support: in 2000 they scored 22.1% of the National vote during the local municipal elections. In 2000 ANC scored 59.4%. Today the DA is ecstatic about 20% of the national vote. ANC has scored 63% landslide. The DA is loosing ground. Without the minorities participation in the democratic sideshow, imagine how difficult it would be to implement long term politburo strategies. I love it and laugh to the ground whenever i see Helen Zille dance around in support of our democracy. Give that man a bells (DA)

      william.nettmann - 2011-05-19 17:02

      Hey George, your Communist Party hasn't fielded even one candidate - I assume you are CP because a politburo is a CP structure. Thus, you have a pitiful, scandalous and laughable 0%.

      Chewbacca - 2011-05-19 17:40

      George, you should shoot yourself for not being a pure african as you have a white mans name

      jywilmos - 2011-05-19 20:36

      George, I love you. You may even be right you mad bastard!

  • cantleigh - 2011-05-19 16:38

    at least WP has some form of logic

      LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-19 16:50


      Pints - 2011-05-19 17:07

      Potayto, Potahto. Tomayto, Tomahto.

  • Wishbone - 2011-05-19 16:40

    [insert illogical counter argument usually uttered by a troll here]

      AfroMaleGp - 2011-05-20 14:36

      Oi ... apologise to DA's Athol Trollip.

  • Darthfarter - 2011-05-19 16:51

    Khawuleth umdzidzi wami

      Caligurl - 2011-05-19 17:13

      tu puta madre cabron!!!

      pop101 - 2011-05-19 18:45

      Pappa? Are you my daddy?

  • EDI2000 - 2011-05-19 16:59

    LMAO...... ha ha ha ha ha

  • Cecile - 2011-05-19 17:25

    So many conflicting stories in the press ... just now I read that "Out of 23 million registered voters, only 7 million voted". So now I'm wondering ... where were the other 16 million yesterday? Weren't they the ones who were fighting for the right to vote for all those decades? But Pansy said 56% of voters voted. Where do journalists get their info from? CLEARLY from different places, hey? Also - FASCINATING that Tshwane had only released 56% of results and Jo'burg 20% ... so where does all this 'victory' talk come from? Perhaps it's just me being dof.

  • Sean - 2011-05-19 17:29

    @ mshini wam - Hahaha. So naive - well here's a little insight for you, I can guarantee this country will be run by whites again, and I'll even go as far to say it'll be within the next 5 years. So when that day arrives, you may resort back to this thread and say to yourself " Where did we go wrong" - but I'll save you the ponder and answer it for you now - you demanded instead of working for everything. Believe me when I say, Black South Africans are in for a very big shock if they don't start accepting white South Africans as Africans. We are slowly but surely getting tired of the way your pathetic excuse for an establishment called the ANC is running things. The day will come when we've had enough, and we will TAKE back this country and return it into a fully established economic powerhouse where people with educated skills are employed because of their abilities and qualifications behind them, NOT because of their skin colour. Good luck in your future; you're going to very well need it.

  • Pissed Cat - 2011-05-19 17:36

    Insert Cape Retort - The thinking peoples point) Can anyone tell me if the Dagga party did better in Limpopo than the DA? Me thinks there was only one name on that ballot paper and if not lets save the Ink next time. I suppose in some areas you dont realy have a problem with service delivery, and your politician, if there is no service anyway. Food for thought. You cant miss something if you dont have anything to miss in the first place. Maybe thats why the Metros are such a harder fight. This should get you guys going - ohhhhh and by the way I am Proudly Black Actually White - Hang on -Proudly South African to all the predictable racist retorts that will follow

  • MattQ4 - 2011-05-19 17:44

    {Insert share to all your 100's of facebook "friends" here}

  • ariete - 2011-05-19 17:45

    @George - Surely you mean Johnny Walker Blue label a la ANCYL - no doubt acquired the taste when they were hanging with Kebble !

  • Harlod kajubi - 2011-05-19 18:15

    If you want anything done and done well on time with respect to all processes give it to women i think most African state should take a leaf from how such two great women carried out their task

  • jywilmos - 2011-05-19 20:37

    Hlala phantsi the protea, the Pansy is our new imbali weSizwe

  • Godzille - 2011-05-20 13:39

    the third class Citizen of the province are counted last..who know if those votes are added anyway, ANC is asleep.

      Godzille - 2011-05-20 13:40

      Western Cape That is...

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