Independents’ gains in local government polls signal ‘success’

Were South Africans left with no other option, or are they ready to change the political discourse by putting their votes behind independent candidates?

In an historic win in this year’s municipal election, the Cederberg Eerste Residents Organisation (CE) trumped the governing Democratic Alliance by garnering 28% of voters’ support compared to the DA’s 21%, in the Cederberg local municipality in the Western Cape. The ANC won 35%. 

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Eunice Stoltz
Eunice Stoltz is a junior daily news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She was previously a freelance journalist and a broadcaster at Maroela Media and Smile90.4FM.

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