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South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) looks to be facing its biggest electoral setback since the end of apartheid, after the partial results of municipal elections.
With 85% of the votes in, the ANC trails its main rival, the Democratic Alliance, in the cities of Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.
The two parties are in a close fight in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
But the ANC is still in the lead nationally.
Unemployment and corruption scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma have tarnished the ANC's image.
- Eight municipalities completed their vote counting‚ these were Thembelihle‚ Kamiesberg‚ !Kheis‚ Blue Crane Route‚ Sundays River Valley‚ Vicktor Khanye and Bergrivier.
- President Jacob Zuma’s homestead Nkandla was being taken over from the IFP. The ANC led with 52.3% while the IFP‚ which is in control of the council‚ followed with 46.31%.
- In the only municipality it contested‚ the National Freedom Partystruggled to make any gains as it trailed with 7.75% against its rival IFP‚ which led with 42.92%.
- The IFP continued its dominance in Ulundi in northern KwaZuluNatal‚ leading with 75.99%‚ followed by the ANC with 20.52% and the EFF with just 1.83%.
- The EFF claimed its first five wards. One ward in Eastern Cape and two wards in both Mpumalanga and Northern Cape.
- In the town with the most legal hurdles in the leadup to the elections‚ Tlokwe‚ the ANC led with 69.22% followed by the DA with 13.57% and EFF with 9.55%.
- The DA looked set to retain the only municipality it rules in Gauteng‚ Midvaal. The DA led with 62.13%‚ followed by ANC at 29.28% and EFF came third with 4.34%.
- The ANC’s biggest region‚ Ethekwini had not captured any results as the day began.
An update with 93% of the voting districts reported.
NATIONAL with about 93% reported:
JOHANNESBURG with 70.4% reported:
TSHWANE with 69.1% reported:
NELSON MANDELA BAY with 98% reported:
As the above stats show, the battle over Joburg and Tshwane remains too close to call.
src: http://www.timeslive.co.za/elections/2016/08/04/While-you-were-sleeping-Election-results & http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/stnews/2016/08/04/ELECTION-RESULTS-LIVE-Titanic-all-night-battle-over-Joburg-and-Tshwane-continues-into-the-morning