Kaya News Reporter
As the results from the elections trickle in, the ANC has seen a significant drop in 3 crucial metros.
Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane have all noted a below 50% result for the ruling party. This indicates that these metros could still be run by coalitions as was the case after 2016.
With almost 60% of the votes tallied, the 3 forefront political parties leading the pack overall. The ANC has a majority 46% of the votes nationally. This is followed by the DA at 22% and the EFF with 10% of the vote.
As previously reported, ActionSA has garnered most of the ANC’s votes in Gauteng.
In Polokwane, the EFF won ward 37 from the ANC as many residents pin their hopes for better housing on Julius Malema’s councillor.
Meanwhile, the DA maintains control of the Cape Town metro with 55% of the votes. Losing its majority in Saldhana Bay with just 40% of support.
The ANC’s decline in the 3 crucial metros in Gauteng were expected according to ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte.
Speaking to the Daily Maverick, Duarte said, “We anticipated that ANC voters would stay away. The voters are telling us to get our act together.”
The results show communities chose candidates who were stronger and where the party did better.
ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba said his party will not go into coalition with the ANC because his party is against corruption.
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 3, 2021