By 5pm on Thursday afternoon, the Democratic Alliance had 49.49% support while the African National Congress garnered 39.25% in Nelson Mandela Bay metro in the Eastern Cape. The Economic Freedom Fighters had garnered 4.87% of votes counted thus far in the metro.
Meanwhile, in Buffalo City, the ANC had 56.47% of votes counted thus far followed by the DA with 27.94% and the EFF receiving 7.37% of votes.
In the 2011 municipal elections, the ANC had 70.1% of the total votes cast in Buffalo City, while the DA had 20.48% of support.
In the Western Cape, the DA was leading with 68.5% support followed by the ANC with 22.35%. In the previous municipal elections, the DA won the metro with 60.92% of votes.
In Gauteng’s Ekurhuleni, the ANC had 45.01% followed closely by the DA with 40.48% as vote counting continued. In 2011, the ANC obtained 61.63% of votes, while the DA only managed to obtain 30.29% of votes.
The City of Johannesburg saw the DA and ANC almost neck-and-neck as results continued to come through. The DA had 42.09% support, while the ANC had 42.02%, followed by the EFF with 10.09%.
In the 2011 municipal elections, the ANC received 58.56 % of votes, while the DA had 34.62% of votes in the city of gold.
The Free State, which was at 91% of vote counting, saw the ANC take the lead with 57.66%, while the DA was standing at 24.32%. Mangaung is the birthplace of the ruling party. In the previous election, the ANC had 66.27% of the vote. – SAnews.gov.za