DA leading in Cape Town with 73%

2011-05-19 18:25

Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance was leading the municipal election race for Cape Town with 73% of the votes, compared to the ANC's 22% after more than two thirds of the vote was captured on Thursday afternoon.

"This is where we are with 72% captured, and 65% audited," provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson said.

The DA earlier enjoyed a far greater lead, but the gap was narrowing as results from the closely contested Cape Flats came in. Among the wards still outstanding by the end of the afternoon were Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain.

The city was the outstanding result of the Western Cape's 30 municipalities. Elsewhere in the province, the Democratic Alliance made dramatic gains and won an outright majority in 13 municipalities.

  • SoulDaddy - 2011-05-19 18:30

    even better news than naked news

      Palian - 2011-05-19 20:14

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  • tammi2day - 2011-05-19 18:30

    Now let's see those municipalities turn around and improve. This is the test the DA has been waiting for, the opportunity to prove themselves. The next elections will show a very different result if the DA is able to perform as expected... I mean who honestly DOESN'T want a better life? The ANC has by-and-large failed to provide that over the past 17 years, and now with fewer municipalities (and therefore less money) at the disposal of it's crooked councillors, it will FAIL AGAIN! Viva DA Viva, Alua Continua, Viva DA!!

      SDR - 2011-05-19 18:40

      VIVA DA VIVA!! Don't forget that the ANC lead municipals have even less money cause our finance minister cut their budgets. Thank you minister!! Less money for services and less money in the back pocket...

  • gizzy - 2011-05-19 18:30

    People like what that see. Can do better but getting there! No tenderpreneurs here!

  • ANCDACOPE - 2011-05-19 18:33

    Good Luck DA and Congrats

  • Johan - 2011-05-19 18:36

    if this isnt testament to how much better the DA is for south africa i dont know what is... now all i wish for is that the rest of the country follows... change doesnt come overnight, but by the next election i want the DA to dominate at least another 2 provinces! Ill have a beer on the western cape tomorrow night!

  • POLLENYS - 2011-05-19 18:37

    Still too early to really celecbrate. ANC can still take 90% of the votes in Khaya and the Flats. Where will that leave the DA?

      bongodogdooda - 2011-05-19 18:53

      73% of 72% is still 53% of 100%

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 18:58

      Even if they took 100% in khyalitsha they still wouldn't have enough for a majority. As for Mitchell's Plain, they'll never get enough votes there. So, you can saftely say the DA has Cape Town in the bag.

      andrew.pottow - 2011-05-19 18:58

      If the DA has 73% of the vote so far with 72% captured and the ANC has their 22% and lets just suppose they get every vote of the remaining 27%, That leaves the DA with 52.56% of the overall vote and the ANC with 42.84%. I think its safe to say the DA has an outright majority in Cape Town. Celebrations are in order.

      Oukoos - 2011-05-19 19:08

      ANDREW, spot on with your calculation! An OUTRIGHT MAJORITY

      Oukoos - 2011-05-19 19:09

      En o ja, nou moet die Stormers net more wen - dan is ons Kapenaars se week gemaak!

      JCTF - 2011-05-19 21:41

      Pollenys, don't worry. The DA-led education system will soon teach you how to do this simple calculation!

  • Deon - 2011-05-19 18:37

    Go DA go!!!!!!!! Now prove to everyone you are a truly great party by improving the fate of cloloured and black people. Start with the conditions of farm workers in the platteland. If you need info in this regard, give me your phone number. Vava DA, Viva Helen Viva Patricia

      johns54 - 2011-05-19 20:10

      Deon I know from expieriance the DA is always available even if you are not a member or supporter. AND THEY DO FOLLOW UP! Unlike the ANC thugs. So just look up their number and call them!

  • bongodogdooda - 2011-05-19 18:37

    On the radio, ANC is still hoping to win.But if the DA has 73% of 72% of the votes,that equates to 52.56% of 100%-I only got F in woodwork,but it seems like there is already an outright majority.Please explain where I am wrong.

      Oukoos - 2011-05-19 19:12

      May be the ANC used Malema to do the calculations.

      will294 - 2011-05-19 20:16

      Please explain to POLLENYS - his maths is not good

      Krolie - 2011-05-20 05:52

      @will294. Stadig oor die klippe. Party mense is goed met syfers ander nie, maar blink weer uit in ander rigtings wat ander sal laat kop krap. Sal ook maar "boring" wees as almal presies dieselfde is of hoe? Anyway, die belangrikste is: VIVA DA VIVA!!!!

  • FerretGee - 2011-05-19 18:38

    If only it was the same in Durban and Pietermariztburg!

      iqanda - 2011-05-19 18:42

      feel free to move to the cape bud.

      phillip.havenga - 2011-05-19 20:11

      FerretGee come join us in Cape Town and experience a city that actually works.

  • Fred - 2011-05-19 18:40

    Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain are not in yet, so that 73% can drop quite a bit still. Either way it is time to deliver to the poor and persuade them, come 2014, to vote DA too.

  • ANCDACOPE - 2011-05-19 18:42

    People where is COPE are they still COPing ?

      Fanie - 2011-05-20 08:11

      Renosgterberg - in the middle of nowhere is a COPE seat last time I Looked - but the MAP is all screwy again

  • draadsitter - 2011-05-19 18:44

    Take that, Juju.

      whatashame - 2011-05-20 00:37

      Hope he apologises to the madam. All his efforts in Midvaal didn't help. All he and his cronies can do is to target the poorest of the poor in Midvaal and disrupt any plans by the DA for a better life for them. Didn't work JUJU. At least they got R5million of toilets that the DA has been asking for in vain. Surprise surprise - deliverd a few days before elections so ANC can look like the good guys.

  • VOETSEK - 2011-05-19 18:46

    Sorry African National Cancer. THE "SENSIBLE PEOPLE" HAS SPOKEN. FA-Q.

      matla - 2011-05-19 19:00

      your mother is cancerous

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 19:18

      matla, do you know YOUR mother???????

      phillip.havenga - 2011-05-19 20:05

      matla your inability to properly construct an insult is embarrassing, let me show you how it is done. @matla - you and the ANC are like the turd of the elephant, at first it looks impressive all big and smelly but then the sun comes out and dries it out and all you're left with is a little mulch. Such is your IQ, you look clever until you open your flappy trap and then we're just left with a little dried out shit.

      Lauren - 2011-05-20 00:58

      the tribe has spoken, matla. sorry, that's how democrac works. suck it up.

      Krolie - 2011-05-20 05:59

      @matla. You have no manners, have absolutely no respect for anyone, and by referring in such a manner about another person's mother reflects that you have no respect for your own and yourself. Shame on you! Go apologise at least to your mother for your disrespect if you cannot apologise here to @Voetsek.

  • RIMRIM - 2011-05-19 18:46

    I wish DA was running Johannesburg!

      Christo Stone - 2011-05-19 18:50

      Ditto for Pretoria

  • Dango - 2011-05-19 18:47

    I will admit, when Tony joined the race I was worried, but looks like the DA will get over 55%...yehaaaa. Hi-5s all round!

      Marius Koen - 2011-05-19 18:55

      Tony is a loser:)

      jannie - 2011-05-19 18:56

      Tony is from Cosatu, I never ever worried about him. That will teach the ANC to drag unions into politics. The only thing unions can do is spread chaos and strike if things go wrong, but they cannot build up! DA can be sure with Tony as opposition, the gutter politics will come out in full force to try and wreck havoc. DA, watch your backs.

      Deon - 2011-05-19 19:06

      I am a serious and devout DA man, but we can learn a lot from Tony. To all the bad losers : Black people have more hope under the realists, i.e. the DA. Like I said earlier : Now lets do our utmost best for all the people, especially the poor. Concentrate on the coloured and black people since as a rule they are by far the poorest, by faaaaaaaar. But do not forget the white poor. Help people om farms.

      edvermaak - 2011-05-19 19:25

      One day soon they shall....

  • VOETSEK - 2011-05-19 18:51


  • Pure_Oxygen1 - 2011-05-19 18:52

    The people of the Western Cape have spoken. We do not want ANC rule ever again! Viva Helen Zilla & the DA viva!

  • bongodogdooda - 2011-05-19 18:57

    The DA spent all their money for housing and should have had even more for the immigrants from the Eastern Cape.The ANC provinces only spent about 50% of their budget and,of that,probably over 50% was stolen.Not surprising there are service delivery problems.

  • dask@k - 2011-05-19 18:57

    you go girls !!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • ANCDACOPE - 2011-05-19 19:09

    i think COPE suffered a silent death

  • sheep - 2011-05-19 19:16


      gizzy - 2011-05-19 19:22

      huh? Did you mean "digesting"?

  • HopefulXpat - 2011-05-19 19:19

    People, an interesting time is upon us. The DA has proven that if you can govern a metro, you can win a province. Now it is time to prove that if you can govern a province you can win a country. Let's get behind the DA and get the entire Western Cape running like clockwork. We all have to pitch in and help the DA send a clear message before 2014!

  • Enod Milvado - 2011-05-19 19:20

    Congratualtions all, I am watching from Canada,and internationally this vote is not mentioned anywhere. SA is now officially a boring democracy like Canada. Where you have normal elections and respect for the results. Can't wait to come back to the blessed country.

      edvermaak - 2011-05-19 19:27

      Hurry up and return!

  • ariete - 2011-05-19 19:22

    Thinking of moving to Midvaal

      Gatta - 2011-05-19 20:01

      With all that smog?? *cough cough* ... No thank you. Cape Town RULES!!!!

  • ariete - 2011-05-19 19:25

    All thanks to Jimmy Manyi and Juju for campaigning so hard for the DA

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-19 19:54

      Don't forget about Tony, his input was invaluable

  • Jean - 2011-05-19 19:27

    That's it I am moving to Capetown

      Justin.D.Glenn - 2011-05-19 19:34

      Same here, I may even think about supporting The Stormers.

      Gatta - 2011-05-19 20:03

      HAHAHAHA ...

  • thanduxolo.mantakana - 2011-05-19 19:39

    Wow. I'm happy. I should have also voted to take it up to 75% or more.

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 20:00

      Oh well, next time buddy!

  • thanduxolo.mantakana - 2011-05-19 19:40

    Its not that I have anything against the ANC but I always support the underdog. The ANC hasn't done anything to win my heart since they withdrew Thabo Mbeki from office.

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 20:00


  • Babba x - 2011-05-19 19:50

    Just a pitty the DA voters in Tshwane didn't even bother to go and vote. I am hugely disappointed. Another 5 years with this corrupt ANC ahead

  • witboy - 2011-05-19 19:55


  • United Shark - 2011-05-19 20:08

    Thank you to all the black people that voted for the DA, I hope that they give you excellent service delivery in return! Thank you to all the colourds that voted for the DA, you guys are the best. Thank you to all the white people that voted for the DA, you did not split votes on other, small, insiginificant parties, but voted for change. Thank you to all the Indian people that voted for the DA, you guys rock! I think that it is fair to say that the DA is a true Rainbow party that provides for all and satisfies all. DA feels like a true democracy and I'm so happy that I can experience this democracy and that I also voted for them!!! Thank you, DA for being the best!!!

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-19 20:08

    The people have tasted real service delivery.....Eish ANC!

  • lance ANCY - 2011-05-19 20:29

    A geological expert has warned that recent seismic activity could indicate that a geological fault passing through Cape Town has ?woken up? and could hold a ?nasty shock? for Capetonians. "There is something dangerous here, something that needs to be studied. I have met the disaster management team of Cape Town and they are aware of the danger. We need to prepare, otherwise we could be in for a very nasty shock." A good thing the whites took the areas closest to the sea!!

      Democrat - 2011-05-19 21:06

      What are you trying to say? Do I detect racialist undertones? Get a life!

  • thetruth - 2011-05-19 20:47

    HOORAY...Congrats DA...lets continue building bicycle lanes in the affluent areas,and spend 75% of our budget in the same areas...As usual blacks are of an inferior colour and intelligence...AFTER ALL WE'VE MANAGED TO SALVAGE APARTHEID ONLY IN OUR PROVINCE...HOORAY

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-19 21:18

      You dear man, are criminally insane.

      Sargon - 2011-05-19 21:43

      Yeh, the bicycle lanes for the same people who pay taxes to build houses and supply infra-structure to the poor. Oh, and spending 75% budget so that the infra-structure for the poor can be maintained by the taxes of these so-called affluent areas. If you do not understand the difference between apartheid and good governance, please refrain form commenting in future. These posts are actually supposed to be used by thinking people, some whom did fight against apartheid and should not be spoiled by silly snot nosed upstarts who use pseudonyms like thetruth. Forsooth.........

      whatashame - 2011-05-20 00:50

      Don't black people ride bicycles. There are many races in the suburbs. Why should they not get protection from motor vehicles. They all pay taxes too and rates and water and electricity. They are also entitled to something. You can't bear to see development obviously. ANC never gave the poor anything in the Cape for all these years. Now DA are at least giving the rate payers something as well as providing for the poor and you still can't see the big picture. SHAME!!!

  • thetruth - 2011-05-19 20:54

    @ WITBOY yes fool...the biggest population in SA is BLACK,and the largest concentration of BLACKS is in obviously the chances are that it would most likely take the longest to count the ballots there... b4 any comment pls revise some geography...

  • JayJay61 - 2011-05-19 21:01

    I'm honestly very disappointed by the direction the threads below are taking. Mudslinging left and right, nothing constructive I can see anywhere. Instead of accepting that the democratic process has taken its way? That's what our Constitution, the very one that lots of people from all walks of life fought for, guarantees to all in the first place. Whoever "wins", congratulations! Do the best you can for your ENTIRE constituency. And to the "losers"? Get together with the "winners" and let us all work together to make this a country worth living in. If we don't we end up with nothing but losers. Just my 2c worth...

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-19 21:23

      Frankly I wish all the negative tossers from ALL walks of life would lift their right hands in unison and give themselves a p**s klap. For the rest of us, let's just get on with building/saving/fighting for this country.

      whatashame - 2011-05-20 00:57

      Sometimes behind the keyboard and anonyminity we get brave to shoot our mouths off. Thankfully in real life people of all races generally get on with each other.I still think we have wonderful people in this country - of all races. Most good and some bad in all walks of life. Fortunately I'm lucky to have many many good people in my life and I don't choose my friends by the colour of their eyes, hair or skin. Just common values and integrity.

  • thetruth - 2011-05-19 21:10

    @JayJay61 Appreciate u'r wise words...

      JayJay61 - 2011-05-19 21:46

      @thetruth, I gave you a thumbs-up until I saw your earlier comments about the bicycle lanes. Now I'm not so sure anymore whether you were actually meaning the appreciation honestly. You know, that when we raised a qustion to Alderman Neilsson (Local DA Councillor, Deputy Mayor in CT) as a Ratepayer's Association as to how much of our rates actually flowed back directly into the area, the eventual answer (after weeks and weeks of pushing for an answer was 5 percent?). Doesn't matter, my point above still stands!

  • JomaseButi - 2011-05-19 21:43

    Ain't it weird how some fools will never be good losers. "If our sports team looses, we'll burn down the stadium". "If the train is late, we'll burn it". "If my party looses the election, I will conveniently forget that it was the people's choice and tell everybody how bad the winners are". "I will also wish bad things as far as I can upon the winners". COME ON DUDES!!!! The people have spoken in the Western Cape just as they have in KZN, the Free state and Gauteng. STOP being bad losers and rather stand together in order for us to truly build and shine-up our rainbow nation. It's been a wonderful 17 years where the colour of your skin is not supposed to matter anymore. If it does to you, you should seriously consider looking in the mirror and asking yourselves whether the racist does not live within you!!! Well done DA. Well done ANC. May you all govern your constituencies to the best of your abilities!! But let this be a warning: "South Africa is watching you"

      JayJay61 - 2011-05-19 21:49

      That's the spirit Jomase. Now if just more people would think that way.

      Sargon - 2011-05-19 21:49

      Tru Bru. My mate when chided that he did not vote answered: "Its a bloody democracy isn't it? I can do what I want to do, there's no law that I must vote!" Made me think.

      JayJay61 - 2011-05-19 22:04

      @Sargon, tell your bru that if he doesn't vote he also has no right to complain. People that we elected, whether at municipal, provincial or national level are there because they were democratically elected. What they do whilst they are in office is subject to our scrutiny as voters, or party members if you carry any card. They can get fired, you know? And no, they are not above any law. It is that simple.

      Lauren - 2011-05-20 01:03

      Oh my word! Can I be your friend?!! People!! What this guy, said!! What he said. Loving your work JomaseButi. I leave you, affectionately, one Capetonian to another: djoumase....

  • Kevin - 2011-05-19 22:01

    The DA looks good to take Cape Town with an increased share of the vote, but where I live we turfed out the ANC mayor who had the most expensive mayoral car in South Africa and ANC council who allowed it. In the adjacent municicpality of Knysna they also turfed out the ANC. Now the DA need to walk the walk for the benefit of the people and then watch the voters vote.

  • Andrew - 2011-05-19 22:38

    With only a 1/3 of the votes counted and the mostly poor areas still to be added. Still a lot of votes to be added. News24 is very misleading cause they are combining both votes, the ward vote and the PR vote, counting everybody twice and so making it appear that 2/3 have voted. They've made an error I think.

  • tokoloshe - 2011-05-19 23:58

    I wana know where those 2 racist ANCangel and Maki are now ???? hahaha very quiet now! Must have climbed back into their hole!

  • bev18 - 2011-05-20 08:18

    Yay we are all coming to live there!! :)

  • Jim - 2011-05-20 08:29

    Cape Town can only prosper. We envy them, wish our city was like that. All they do here is name changes to the streets, whilst the roads are riddled with pot holes in the high tax areas, the parks are unkept, no law and order on the roads, and crime alive as well, and the public hospital looks like a getto......sad Durban

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