ANC achieves landslide victory in Mpumalanga

The ANC achieved a landslide victory in the province, as it did in the Northern Cape. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

The ANC achieved a landslide victory in the province, as it did in the Northern Cape. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

Mpumalanga was the second province where preliminary results were concluded on Thursday evening.

The ANC achieved a landslide victory in the province,  as it did in the Northern Cape. The traditional stronghold of the ruling party gave the ANC a commanding 78.33% victory with 1 045409 out of the 1 336 259 total valid votes. 

The Democratic Alliance (DA) came in a distant second with a 10.40% of the provincial vote, from 138990 votes. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) got 835 89 votes, or 6.26%.

In the Northern Cape, the ANC retained outright control by winning 64.40% of the vote in the province, preliminary results indicated late on Thursday. The ANC secured 272 053 out of 422 431 valid votes cast in the province. The DA seemed set to once again be the official opposition in the Northern Cape, as they were after the 2004 general elections, with 100 916 votes, giving it 23.89%. 

The EFF received 20951 votes (4.96%), putting them in third place. The Independent Electoral Commission said counting in the province had been completed. Voter turn-out in the province was 71.29%. – Sapa

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