Poll day: The Great Stayaway

Fewer than 30% of South Africans made a decision on Monday, 1 November. That decision has seen the ANC’s support at local government level plummet to about 46%. This is the poorest showing the ruling party has ever seen. 

The elections saw only 12 million — 46% — of the 26.2 million registered voters turn up at the polls, the lowest voter turnout since 1994. 

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Luke Feltham
Luke Feltham is a features writer at the Mail & Guardian
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