First ward result goes the ANC's way

2011-05-19 07:10

Johannesburg - The first ward to be declared by the Independent Electoral Commission in the 2011 local government election has changed hands from the DA to the ANC, SABC news reported on Thursday.

A ward at Thembelihle in the Northern Cape was won by Annetjie Kywe of the ANC with almost 49% of the vote. In 2006, the DA won 52% of the vote and the ANC won 47%.

There are seven seats in the Thembelihle Municipality and some 8 000 people are registered voters in that local council.

This was the first of 4 277 wards in the country to be declared, SABC reported.


  • paulf - 2011-05-19 07:18

    Tey can have the northern cape, theres nothing there LOL.

      Kooven - 2011-05-19 07:22

      Lol.. There's nothing that they break..

      Michael - 2011-05-19 07:22

      And there will be less now!!!

      Mark - 2011-05-19 07:28

      Where is the Northern Cape? Can i drive there from Jhb?

      saabnut - 2011-05-19 07:29

      @ Kooven: Or steal...

      michaelx - 2011-05-19 07:34


  • shakie - 2011-05-19 07:24

    paulf, dont be ignorant - there are people ther wonder, u seem so lonely, maybe u leave with animals - how do u fail to recognize that there are people there - idiot.

      Tracer - 2011-05-19 07:31

      well those people have just ensured that they'll get what they deserve...... NOTHING!!!!

      I'am - 2011-05-19 07:34

      Obviously the Northern Cape matters. Unless you're saying that the people there represent nothing and therefore have no value. Tracer should stop making stupid comments, especially this early in the morning.

      paulf - 2011-05-19 11:07

      Shame Shakie, feel sorry for you!!!

  • Mikus - 2011-05-19 07:25

    re-count, can't be too hard with 22 registered voters...

  • MadeInAS - 2011-05-19 07:27

    One down and a lot to go,My ANC is making it !!!

      Johan Barlow - 2011-05-19 08:00

      Yes, and your ANC will deliver NOTHING for another 5 years... the leaders will drive fancy cars, live in mansions, drink johnny walker ect while the rest of their people SUFFER in poverty, but I guess if they want to vote ANC they probably don't have a problem with any of it, so enjoy!

      Dennis - 2011-05-19 08:06

      Making it... to destroy it!

      thuthukag - 2011-05-19 11:47

      @Johan Barlow, Their people? Are you not South African? Anyway, I wonder what your party leaders drive, and what kind of houses they live in. Care to shed some light on this? It may put a few things into perspective.

  • mik - 2011-05-19 07:41

    And that is all the SABC will report on, ANC. IDIOTS

  • Wayne - 2011-05-19 07:52

    You get what you vote open toilets and no running water and no electricity and...

      neo_acheron - 2011-05-19 09:34

      @ANCIST I beg to differ my dear unenlightened friend. You are the only ones to blame if you don't "get" the reason why you're not getting service delivery. Yeah sure, thats what my great ancestors let you become accustomed to (No service delivery to townships), but why the hell should you still have none when there's a black man in power?! As a white person I do not want your bloody country, you can rule it the way you like, I just want to stay here in peace and survive. I want services to be delivered to me and my family and have things we all need, like running water, electricity and a place to defecate in safely (it is usually referred to as a toilet, OPEN OR NOT) without making the place unbearable to live in (like taking a crap in a field so everyone can smell it and become sick). WAKE THE HELL UP, AND SMELL THE SH!T IN THE FIELDS! Have you driven past Southern Soweto on the N12 before? Your ANC has abandoned you, and they are not looking back, they're way too busy living the high life in their Sandton mansions! With a mentality of "AFRICA is for AFRICANS", I was born here. So was my parents, and their parents' parents' parents'... I am an AFRICAN, and I am WHITE! So shut up you racist pig, and WAKE THE HELL UP!

  • Serias - 2011-05-19 08:02

    Another part of the country down the ANC sad!!

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-05-19 08:06

    Well you can have... where is it again? We'll take Joburg.

  • Vlooi - 2011-05-19 08:17

    I'm selling expensive German cars - where can I contact this Annetjie Kywe?

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-19 08:44

      I am looking for a BMW 650

      Vlooi - 2011-05-19 08:51

      Then you have to make yourself availabe for the next election.

      Serias - 2011-05-19 09:00 first have to buy a fake drivers license from me....and I will throw in a free-t-shirt and KFC combo........but dont worry, you can use grant money for the poor that's been channeled to your pocket from your granny's pension fund.

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-19 08:36

    And the protests will follow soon...

      ANCIST - 2011-05-19 09:13

      Has there not been protest since the days of the wicked white rule

  • ANCIST - 2011-05-19 09:12

    When I see the impact of ANC policies and the emergence on new black middle to top class, I refuse to vote for another party. Most of educated black folk think that they made it through their educational attainment. The answer is that yes education help but you needed an enabling platform like employment equity legislation, the constitution etc. Our parents who had multiple degrees never made it to the top because of the unfavouable apartheid conditions not bcos they were not clever. Moreover did the issue of informal settlement and shacks started with the advert of Zuma? Those that calls themselves superior race who are not AFRICANS hate AFRICANS because they are evil.

      Antonetta - 2011-05-19 09:38

      Go back and read your own comments that is what I call racist and evil! It's people like you that keeps the racial tension alive!

      Fred - 2011-05-19 10:16

      Your reasoning is quite moronic, because one bunch of politicians behaved like utter scumbags does not mean that the politicians that follow them should act even worse, the reason you vote is to improve your standard of living and the standard of living of all those around you, if you vote along racist lines ignoring all the faults of the incumbent party then you are no better than the Nats nor their supporters, who in fact all work for the ANC.

      HCrouse - 2011-05-19 11:11

      @ ANCIST. I wish you would check your facts, friend. Inequality has become worse under ANC rule. Check any reliable (not Luthuli house) source. It's called the GINI index. It ranges from 0-1, and under ANC it has been steadily climbing. GOOGLE it, boet. The ANC are F@cking the poor, and because 90% of its support base is the poor and uneducated, it will strive hard to keep them poor and uneducated. Your liberation movement is dead. They have become the new rulers. Maybe you are a sheep that likes being told what to do, in which case the facts won't matter to you, but if you have any vestige of critical thinking left, you will vote for a party that is concerned with governance, and not power.

  • Justin - 2011-05-19 09:30

    49% of the vote is not an outright win, if a coalition is formed in the side of the DA then Bye Bye ANC - Think people Think

  • thuthukag - 2011-05-19 11:50

    Good tactic DA. Distract them by throwing a small fish at their feet while you gun for the big one. Wake up ANC! You will give up many seats in places that count for taking the bait.

  • DBL - 2011-05-19 14:11

    @ Hcrouse - I agree with you completely. 90% of the ANC voters are uneducated and the only thing they still think when voting is the ANC is synonomous with Nelson Mandela. If they would just open their eyes and see that the ANC Madiba fought for is no longer there. All they are-are a bunch of power/money hungry iliterates that are only good at running this country to the ground. If you have a look at an ANC meeting - it's like a Hollywood party with all the fancy cars and outfits, when people in the rurual areas do not have even have decent roads to walk on, they have to cross rivers (with children on their backs) to go to school/work (if there is work). Those people are cut off from the rest of the country with almost no means of communication, therefore they fail to see how the ANC is taking them for fools, only caring about them when it is voting time.

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