ANC in KZN 'expected' to lose uMngeni Municipality

ANC in KZN 'expected' to lose uMngeni Municipality

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says the big loss it suffered in uMngeni Local Municipality this week came as no surprise.


"If you remember, issues of uMngeni have been there for the last two years. There have been strikes, instability, there has been infighting in that municipality," says the ANC's Nhlkanipho Ntombela.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) won the municipality, its first in KwaZulu-Natal, after Monday's local government polls.

Ntombela says infighting among party members led to other problems.

"We had to even change the deputy mayor and the speaker."

In eThekwini Municipality, the ANC's the leading party with 42% of the vote, followed by the DA at 27% and EFF at 9%. 

The Northern Cape looks set to become the first province in the country to count all its votes. 

IEC officials have added up 88% of the ballots, with just four out of the province's 26 councils left to be calculated. 

The ANC's retained the wards it previously controlled and is in the lead for the Kimberley-based Sol Plaatje Local Municipality. 

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