August 05, 2016.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
ANC in the lead in eThekwini
Tshwane still in the balance
And, Trollip says Nelson Mandela Bay will never be the same again
The ANC has taken the lead in the eThekwini metro with 53.56%, according to preliminary results on the IEC's election dashboard this morning.
This was with only 74% of the results in.
The DA followed behind with 30.34%.
There were no results by the IEC for the metro yesterday morning while other results around the country trickled in due to technical problems with the scanning equipment.
As the IEC results continue to come in this morning, the race between the DA and ANC is heating up in Tshwane, where both are still not expected to reach 50%.
With 68% of the results in, according to the IEC elections dashboard, the DA currently had 43.49%, while the ANC had 41.91%. The EFF, which had been touted as a kingmaker for the metro should they go into a coalition with either party, currently stood at 10.57%.
DA mayoral candidate Athol Trollip said yesterday he had never seen the ANC fretting over results as they were in the Nelson Mandela Bay.
Addressing media on the steps of the IEC results station in the region Trollip said the party had got what they wanted in Nelson Mandela Bay.
He said what the DA promised the people of PE during campaigning would come true. Trollip said corruption was done.
Also making headlines:
Eastern Cape EFF will not entertain a coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Holomisa said DA had approached UDM for a coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay.
And, ANC was furious about Maimane calling Nelson Mandela Bay.
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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today