As the count came to end for Tshwane on Saturday, the DA walked away with 93 out of 214 seats in the metro, according to figures on the Independent Electoral Commission’s local government elections system.
BREAKING: We are officially the largest political party in Tshwane!
— #KhulaDA (@Our_DA) August 6, 2016
BREAKING #Elections2016 The DA is the majority party in Tshwane with 43.1%.
DA: 93 seats
ANC: 89 seats
EFF: 25 seats. BB
— Barry Bateman (@barrybateman) August 6, 2016
With 43.58% of the total valid votes, this means that the party won 39 ward seats and 54 proportional representation seats. This is a total of 43.46% of the seats won.
The ANC, with 41.66% of the total votes, have 89 seats, 68 of which are ward seats and 21 proportional representation, equalling 41.59% of the seats in Tshwane.
This means both parties have not reached 50%.
The EFF, which has the potential to be a kingmaker in Tshwane should it go into a coalition with either party, has 41.66% of the total votes, which equals to 25 proportional representation seats and 11.68% of the seats won.
The Freedom Front Plus has four proportional representation seats and the African Christian Democratic Party, Congress of the People and the Pan Africanist Congress had one proportional representation seat each.
ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa did not want to comment as yet because he said the results on the IEC system were only provisional and might still change.
He was in deep conversation with EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi at the EFF’s table at the national results centre. – News24