ANC wins Tlokwe ward 9, reduced majority

2013-08-07 23:47

Cape Town -  Chris Hattingh (@ChrisHattinghDA) of the DA reports the following provisional results in a tweet:

#Tlokwe ward 9 ANC 735 (54,93%) DA 196 (13,47%) Indep 504 (34,64%) APC 12 COPE 8

These results are unconfirmed.

The ANC won with a 90% majority in 2011.

Helen Zille (@helenzille) tweeted:

DA wins George by-election comfortably. Well done to all!

  • Jeremy Forbes - 2013-08-08 00:04

    Poor people what a bleak future they are facing, with hopes for a better life stolen by ANC officials.

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-08-08 00:10

      Poor people my foot. They don't learn.

      Sean Bagley - 2013-08-08 00:18

      Congratulations to both Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF supporters for their convincing election win in Tlokwe.They all must be sh¡tting themselves with that result.

      Charles Mbayah - 2013-08-08 00:20

      Who's got the last laugh now??? Just asking. Don't celebrate pre-maturely before the fat lady.......

      Payricia Bull - 2013-08-08 01:31

      Food parcels once a year do not equal service delivery ! ...... (Approx eight months of poor service delivery before the elections will change their minds)

      Jacques Otto - 2013-08-08 02:02

      @ Jack du Preez. Not does it help for a black man to hide behind a white name. Why would you do that. Ether you racist mocking a name. You stupid thinking people can see. You acting as white pushing another agenda. How pathetic from you.

      Wize Man - 2013-08-08 02:18

      The wheel is turning. Unfortunately very slowly. They will get control of the wheel for the next 5 odd years. After that it will be up to the real good people of SA to build it up again. Unfortunately it will be a HUGE task as the opposition will not make it easy to let go! I just hope that they cripple us more in their last years than they did the last 18 years.

      Whatalotigot Smarties - 2013-08-08 05:12

      Shame. It is funny how quick these fools can be tricked with food parcels to vote for a party who would rather spend money on cars and houses for themselves rather than the poor idiots who keep voting ANC. They must now stop complaining about service delivery and stop burning tyres, offices etc. Not even a donkey will bump his foot on the same rock twice!

      Richard Scully - 2013-08-08 05:45

      People get what they vote for...

      Robin Smith - 2013-08-08 06:23

      Anything for a food parcel..

      Gerald Nchabeleng - 2013-08-08 06:42

      At Jacques Otto, Jack du Preez skin tone matters not, what does is only his point. Since I am carrying a black name and pic and since I am obviously Black let me then say it, Jack is right, black people would sooner vote for an independent than vote DA, that should tell you how Black people cannot break through to trusta 'white' party. That has nothing to do with food parcels, the independent candidate has no track record. There is no ZanuPF in this, but clearly fsctorsv within this country that keep blacks away. News24 comments, for me, are amongst thehindrances, of DA's track record. You call Jack stupid, and rscist... but it is you

  • Marlene Black - 2013-08-08 00:06

    If this is true, the majority of Tlokwe residents will get the party and services they deserve. One would think they would have voted with more wisdom.

      SharonE - 2013-08-08 00:25

      Tomorrow they will be in the streets protesting. Some things never change...

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-08-08 02:19

      They did, they saw the media campaign for what it is and decided to vote for the physical change they see, not what the media is saying, the DA needs to get out there and work with the communities consistently instead of complaining from their comfort offices, there is so much space for making a true difference out there, which cost no money, sharing information and advising the youth on skills etc

      Whatalotigot Smarties - 2013-08-08 05:16

      What Monqoba says make sense. We need politicians that will show people they care. Most politicians fight the battle from the top of the hill instead of the forefront. They must be more active in the community helping people, teaching them etc.

  • Ol Mabaso - 2013-08-08 00:24

    How soon the protests start? I mean...the service un-delivery protests?

      Kolobe Kolobe - 2013-08-08 09:07

      who writes articles here?the DA?

  • Ali Motaung - 2013-08-08 00:27

    No service delivery protests!! Please!! No Thuli Madonsela crying about this and that! Please!! U made ur bed ...

      MikeStevens - 2013-08-08 08:30

      @Kagiso, you quote nonsense daily, give me stats, studies and evidence to substantiate your claims! wait i forgot, you need a brain for that. The reason crime in the cape flats has increased is because the cops (controlled by the ruling party) have been told not to intervene purely to make the DA look bad. Services are being delivered daily, and when the DA requests help from the army (also governed by the ruling party) for assistance in the ongoing gang related violence, Zuma just said no. So F@#$ you, F@#$ zuma and F@#$ your cANCer

  • Manezi Ncedani - 2013-08-08 00:34

    The Anc Leads Anc lives!!!

      Jonathan Woods - 2013-08-08 08:40

      You're quite right Jack, IT ENDS THERE! With the anc NOTHING good happens for the masses. Only for FAT cats and cadres!

      Michael Tetley - 2013-08-08 08:49

      No service delivery protests down the line then, residents of Tlokwe. You get the government you deserve if you don't think before casting your ballot. Enjoy!

  • Moss Kop - 2013-08-08 00:54

    The people voted an organization they know they can trust. Well done ANC. If u don't deliver will protest...

  • Sibusiso Zwana - 2013-08-08 00:54

    Food Parcels Won!

      Jacques Otto - 2013-08-08 02:07

      Jack most people between 1 and 6 actually see brain development. What happened to you. Did your parents forget the strategy when you were dropped on your head

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-08-08 02:11

      Well said Jack, but wait, we have another fighter commenting, can you tell him to chill again? lol

      Jonathan Woods - 2013-08-08 08:52

      Jack it is easy for intelligent people to plan and strategize for a better future. The problem is to make the masses understand what will be good for them. A better answer to our problem would be to have requirement for educational qualification for the right to vote. Those voting must understand what they are actually voting for, otherwise food parcels and intimidation will win the day every time.

      Reba Moroeng - 2013-08-09 04:08

      @Sibusiso Maybe, just maybe, the food parcels have little or nothing to do with it. My view is the ANC is able to retain support because it has, throughout it's reign, provided an income for people who otherwise would not have any employment prospects in the job market. I'm talking deployments to municipal posts and such. These beneficiaries are the ones in the townships and villages campaigning for the party. The reason why they don't have prospects is a discussion for another day. For this discussion, I'll just say that the ANC provides hope for people who are margenalised economically.

  • Shane Cordom - 2013-08-08 00:55

    Stupid heading.The DA got 13percent of the votes.

  • Fourhundredkg Bobbejaan - 2013-08-08 01:03

    Where is Tlokwe?

      Richard Scully - 2013-08-08 06:46

      If it wasn't for the ANC mayors corruption, the ANC councillors would not have removed the thief to start with. Never did the DA mayor ever think the ANC councillors were going to vote her in in the first place. Anyway Kagiso, your ANC go from 90% in 2011 to 54% in 2013. Not very convincing

  • Christopher Mapitsi WaleKhosi Phago - 2013-08-08 01:13

    Vote rigging

      Eric Maloke Maloka - 2013-08-08 01:38

      Only if you can prove that

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-08-08 01:50

      Dangerous talk, if you don't win, you insult our IEC, no proof nothing, what is the difference between you and Malema, as true democrats we need to defend our democratic institution which is when you look in the continent is a luxury to have such a credible and fair IEC and democracy.

  • Nthokolose Puleng Marope - 2013-08-08 01:19

    Moipolai ga a llelwe.

  • Ali Motaung - 2013-08-08 01:27

    These voting cattle/fodder don't understand anything about anything ... After being given food parcels a few days ago - they thought it was gonna be a daily thing!! Poor voting cattle ... Same strategy next year - cherry on top - kissing babies, walk around in areas that they were supposed to improve + sleeping in a shack for one day .... Thank u and goodbye!!!!

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-08-08 01:41

      So what stops the DA to work with the community and help everyday, provide help desks, assist with the applications for grants, teach the youth how to apply for financial aid to further their studies, bring business people to the area and skill the youth,and many other things that will make the DA to be genuinely seen as doing something for the community not only complain and complain when ANC do what they are suppose to be doing and something that, if the opposition was doing its work should have made sure it happens continuously, the DA is big on media and talk and is getting fat sending emails to media instead of working with the community, they are all talk,

  • manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-08-08 01:31

    I can't wait for 2014 to prove many wrong again including media who use political party personnel as their source for the results not the IEC, Viva ANC Viva!!!! Amandla to the true change to the lives of the people,not media made failures, Viva

  • Derek Hodson - 2013-08-08 01:34

    Carlos is a very funny dude Must be related to Zuma and Solly Malema

  • Payricia Bull - 2013-08-08 01:37

    Just watch ........ no more food parcels until next years elections ! ... (But will they catch on?)

      Michael Tetley - 2013-08-08 08:51


  • Jacques Otto - 2013-08-08 01:45

    Wow....whom ever published this article should be fired. It says nothing apart from a DA tweet from a person in George. A False heading with no relevance. And some sentence from 2011. I mean.....come on

  • Thabo Gerald Molobi - 2013-08-08 03:08

    ANC LEADS AND ANC lIVES,the REVOLUTION is not yet complete R.I.P da sorry godzille aka madam.

      Richard Scully - 2013-08-08 05:46

      ANC theft lives, that's for sure....

  • Jon Low - 2013-08-08 03:17

    From 90% down to 54% in only two years.

  • Rabotlhoko Silver-Surf Tlhabane - 2013-08-08 03:26

    Rest in Peace ward 9 ! Here we go again

  • Jahiem Nkahloleng Tshehlakgolo - 2013-08-08 03:57

    Food parcel can do wonders

  • Robert Gabriel Tsvangirai - 2013-08-08 03:58

    D.A even lost to the independent candidate, so this is not about the ANC winning only, its about people not wanting the D.A,

  • Lungiswa Lungiiswa - 2013-08-08 04:44

    Tlokwwe people must be prepared for the nasty consequences of thier stupid action. They never learn.

      Sbusiso KaNcube - 2013-08-08 05:43

      Typical DA mentality ,people who don't vote for them are stupid coz they are the cleverest ,

      Diniso Luxolo - 2013-08-08 06:14

      U sound like the who is stupid to me, u propably smell like a dustbin

      Reba Moroeng - 2013-08-09 04:12

      And those who voted for the independent candidate? He did get more votes than the DA.

  • Leo Les - 2013-08-08 04:56

    the worse is on its way in 2014 my bigest wish is to see anc getting 41% next yr each day I make a wish to see anc going down and it happens, to hell with anc, and they bought those votes with food parcels its so sad to see our brothers and sisters being reduced to that level

  • Nomcebo Ngidi - 2013-08-08 05:08

    Da should change there strategy of blame game try to engage with masses truly ANC will still win with landslide they have branches in 90% wards in SA

  • Timothy - 2013-08-08 05:19

    Now the newly elected can go and buy those big expensive cars to show off their new image.

  • Titus Mogaladi - 2013-08-08 05:24

    Well done comrades, but the ANC should be worried that it won by a reduced majority of 54% from 90%. The concerns of the people of Tlokwe should be addressed if the ANC wishes to regain control of the Local municipality. Titus

  • Nhlakanipho Gumede - 2013-08-08 05:24

    Interesting title trying to spin what has happened. You could have said DA lost elections, despite claiming that they will win." ANC lives ANC leads. Amandla

  • Lungiswa Lungiiswa - 2013-08-08 05:34

    Correct percent. ANC 50.5 DA. 13.47 Ind. 34.6

  • Ali Motaung - 2013-08-08 05:37

    Thinking of registering my own party with the IEC ... Food Parcel Party (FPP). Manifesto: Before each and every election - we give you food parcels!!!!

  • Ado Scots - 2013-08-08 05:39


      Tshepo da Culprit - 2013-08-08 06:05

      I guess they will cuz they compaingn with food parcels and that's what poor people want.

  • Richard Scully - 2013-08-08 05:44

    Let's hope for the sake of those intelligent voters they get all the service delivery they wish to get..lets not see any protests in Tlokwe, because the only people to blame are the voters..the poor masses should know better, no excuses.

  • Zenzele Makhanya - 2013-08-08 05:44

    News24 is biased on this sory u sound more like a DA instead of being nonpartisan

  • Pardon Hove - 2013-08-08 06:02

    I rather vote for ANC till amen even if the service delivery is poor than voting for DA. I would also vote for ZANU rather than MDC. The white sponsored parties will never rule in Africa. Zanu & Anc will rule until Jesus comes back.

      Pardon Hove - 2013-08-08 06:34

      Never. Cope is even better than Eff.

      Tshepo da Culprit - 2013-08-08 06:40

      Thank u pardon yo comment shows loyalty to anc viva comrade.

  • Binne Goed - 2013-08-08 06:14

    So no real gain for the DA. Independants took the ANC vote

  • Motlogelwa Seloana - 2013-08-08 06:17

    how can pipol be so stupid, u dig yo own grave dont burn tyres when there is no service delivery in yo ward. idots!!!

  • Happiness Dlomo - 2013-08-08 06:19

    "Action speaks louder than words"ANC knows what people wants! It goes down to the grass roots!While DA is busy with technology e-mails ,media shouting dirt about ANC ,that's what you good at ,Madam godzille is training you to make sure you use media shame with your Afriforum your cheap strategy! And hey! She's fooling you couse while busy with media ANC wins people down there! RIP DAgger party(rest in pit)

  • Chabalala Grey Bongani - 2013-08-08 06:21

    cant DA; Indipendent and cope merge their votes and take over?

      Tholakele Mngadi - 2013-08-08 06:28

      I think you are either dom or an idiot. The ANC got 54%, so whether they merge or not they would still be below 50%. Maths 101 (Maths for dummies) From 100% if you minus 54% you are left with 46%

      Jabu Chiloane - 2013-08-08 06:32

      No they won't,by giving the ANC 54%, the people effectively gave the ANC a mandate.

      Richard Scully - 2013-08-08 06:49

      But it will only take a few dissatisfied councillors to remove the ANC within

  • Tholakele Mngadi - 2013-08-08 06:24

    So that guy who left the ANC in the Municipality and joined the DA is actually jobless now, miscalculation at its best. Madam Zille should be worried instead of boasting about the DA 'reducing' ANC majority. Truth be told the bulk of the percentage she is claiming went to Independent Candidates. It goes to a point I once made, the DA is recruiting from the head down. Getting these 'leaders' to the DA does not bring votes. Its the same issue with that Dalindyebo dude, he only brought his vote to the DA (that is if he won't be in jail and not allowed to vote).

      Richard Scully - 2013-08-08 06:50

      At least he got his snout out of the trough instead of being a coward thief ANC

  • Jabu Chiloane - 2013-08-08 06:28

    Well done ANC,a two horse race between ANC and DA who got 13%?,laughable,you couldn't even beat an independent candidate.

  • Hans Baer - 2013-08-08 06:33

    Hardly a year there will be massive delivery protests. We need to be taught about politics.

      Luvuyo Mzalwane Zantsi - 2013-08-08 06:56

      That is democracy at its best. It shows that the people have confidence in the ANC. Protests are a form of participatory democracy. Violence is what is disturbing.

  • Ren - 2013-08-08 06:42

    If they cite again today the ANC will probably get a 2/3 majority! Remains a communist party

      Luvuyo Mzalwane Zantsi - 2013-08-08 07:15

      What makes the ANC a Communist Party when it has allowed market dominance in the country? Could it be that you don't know the difference?

  • Percy Ferrao - 2013-08-08 06:43

    Here we go again! Vote for a corrupt party and then spend the next year protesting over non delivery....! What stupidity!

      Luvuyo Mzalwane Zantsi - 2013-08-08 06:50

      It is better than voting a racist party for all the years and claiming after 1994 that you were never racist.

  • Khanyo Ngwane - 2013-08-08 06:45

    Well done Tlokwe. You are proving once again that this is your country & you are taking ownership. Well done ANC my ANC!!!!

      Thingahangwi Nevhutalu - 2013-08-08 06:49

      Yes your rite well done to cANCer someone he's going to misuse money I'm smelling customized ferrari this time around .

  • Japie JJ du Toit - 2013-08-08 06:52

    Awesome now is service delivery in it's reom. Next week we are protest again against promises not kept, no food parcels, not a single councilor to be seen. UUUMMMHHH sorry who is driving that new BMW?????

      Happiness Dlomo - 2013-08-08 08:10

      If Dagger party is that good we wouldn't see endless protests in Western cape! Ppl had spoken in WC and voted for DAgger! Are there changes? Nooooooooo!

  • Makola Jack Mokgokong - 2013-08-08 06:53

    This shows that blks dnt trust Da,the only only party that wil pull furthers is malema.i dnt see anc getin more than 50% in national election.ppl dnt have alternative bcos they chose independent over da.

  • shakes.katt - 2013-08-08 06:54

    If racism is in your veins, you got no choice but to leave with it and die with it. Sorry broer, people have spoken. ANC LEAD.

  • Pardon Hove - 2013-08-08 06:55

    @Chabalala. Ha...ha. That's why it makes sense to go to school bro. Even if DA and independent combine their votes, they won't beat ANC. You are just an embarrassing figure. You can't even do simple mathematics.

  • Blackhole_Sun - 2013-08-08 06:59

    We all knew anc would win that is no surprize! What the blind anc supporters commenting here are missing is the significant decline in anc support. Wake up and smell the roses, the writing is on the wall, anc is slowly but surely losing support, your ship is sinking.

      Luvuyo Mzalwane Zantsi - 2013-08-08 07:02

      Those votes went to an individual who was recently an ANC Chairperson. The majority are still rejecting the Party of basskap and big business. Face the reality.

  • Musa KamaShobane - 2013-08-08 06:59

    Jeremy, I agree with you Tlokwe residence must blame themselves hey

  • Zolisa Dlokovu - 2013-08-08 07:04

    The Food parcels strategy worked well.They have started dishing out food parcels in Peddie(Eastern Cape)preparing for nxt year's elections

      Reba Moroeng - 2013-08-09 04:23

      @Zolisa I find this foof parcels "narrative" rather annoying and patronising towards people. If they are so effective in getting votes, why don't other parties try it then? They could go to Woolies and get fancier ones than the ANC gives out.