Ruling party wins in the Northern Cape as DA and EFF club it out for the scraps
The African National Congress has taken the Kamiesberg Municipality in the Northern Cape. As it stands, the party has all four wards in the municipality – equating to four seats, while the DA and the EFF have won two and one seats respectively. The municipality is a Category B municipality.
Nationally, the ANC is in the lead with about 50% of the overall 25% national votes counted – so far, while the DA sits at 35% and the EFF at six percent.
Gauteng in the balance, Western Cape not so much
In Gauteng the counting continues, with the ANC at 44% and DA 41%. In the Western Cape counting has hit the halfway mark, with the DA leading heavily at 64.82% and the ANC at 23.9%.
Meanwhile, in KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC believes the party will lead with a landslide. Spokesperson for the province Mdumiseni Ntuli is confident the party will win several more areas, in particular, eDumbe and Zululand.
“What is likely to happen is that we will win everything we were governing and get 70% of what we were governing if not 90%.”