The party has taken 48% of the votes, leaving the ANC with 44%
The Democratic Alliance has taken the Swellendam Local Municipality in the Western Cape away from the African National Congress (ANC).
The DA secured just below 48% (11,781) of the votes, while the ANC got 44% (10,974). The DA has received six of the eleven contested seats. The ANC has secured four.
*Additional reporting courtesy of the SABC