‘My kids gotta eat’: L’vovo Derrango hits back after being criticised for performing at the ANC’s Siyanqoba rally in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.
‘If it’s impossible to have the council meeting then the provincial government will take over that municipality through the provincial department of Cogta and within 90 days they will be forced to have a rerun of the elections in those municipalities,” said Jeff Radebe.
‘It is who I am. I can’t change that and would not want to’: Meet uMngeni mayor-elect Chris Pappas who will be South Africa’s first openly gay major.
‘The person who looked after me while I was growing up was an isiZulu speaking lady, so, she was my mother growing up,’ said uMngeni mayor-elect Chris Pappas.
GOOD Party Secretary-General Brett Heron said the party believes that acting as ‘constructive’ opposition in municipalities with no outright winner is the best way to serve residents.
The red berets have MASSIVE coalition demands. The EFF want Die Stem removed from the national anthem within 6 months.
‘[Ramaphosa] believed the praise and a lie you told him. The same thing you are doing with Herman [Mashaba] – pumping him, pumping him and making him believe that he is a national hero. And ‘kanti’, you are talking to a street hero, not a national hero,’ said Malema.
The ANC was only able to get 42.02% of the votes in KZN and has lost its outright majority in the eThekwini Municipality
The ANC refuses to see failing to secure more than 50 percent of the national vote as a failure. Opposition parties, however, are delighted and feel that the 2021 result shows that the ruling party can be usurped.
The ANC won 75 seats in the Tshwane metro council and the DA earned 69. The EFF (23), ActionSA (19) and VF+ (17) may all have a say in who gets to govern in the capital. The DA, ActionSA and VF+ have already said they won’t get into bed with the ANC.
The ANC retained control of the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape. The party improved on its performance in the 2016 elections and now holds 61 out of 100 seats on the council.
The NMB metro will be led by a coalition again. The DA and ANC both have 48 seats and need to convince other parties to collaborate with them. The DA said it will not form a coalition with the EFF, who are third with 8 seats.
The ANC retained control of the Mangaung Metro in Free State with an outright majority. The party earned 51 seats – seven fewer than it had won in 2016.
The eThekwini Metro results are in and the ANC has lost its outright majority. The party is in control but needs to find at least 15 more seats from coalition partners if it wants to rule.
With 99 percent of the vote finalised, the IEC is ready to formally declare the result of the 2021 Local Government Election on Thursday.
At 21:30 the IEC election result dashboard hit the elusive 90 percent mark. Here is an overview of how things stand at a national and provincial level. KZN (81%) and the Western Cape (86%) are lagging behind while the Free State has completed 100 percent of its results.
The IEC said 89,8% of expected results are finalised and 99,3% is already captured on the system. Mamabolo said the Commision would not rest until results in all municipalities have been declared – 80 are still incomplete.
“We want to see EFF mayors and members of Mayoral Committees. We want to see EFF speakers of municipalities. Whoever is going to talk to us must know that that is ultimately going to be the outcome of deliberations,” said Shivambu.
As of 16:30, the ANC and DA both have 28 seats in the City of Johannesburg. The IEC has finalised 66% of the votes in the metro. ActionSA is currently third and vowed not to enter a coalition with the ruling party. Nationally, nearly 80 percent of the vote has been finalised and the competition is stiff six of the nation’s metros.
The 2021 elections surprise package ActionSA has rejected partnering with the ANC. “It’s a corrupt organisation” says the green and white army.
John Steenhuisen said the DA hopes to start coalition negotiations soon. It will require its partners to sign an agreement that will be made public. Steenhuisen is adamant that the party will not get into bed with the EFF.
There’s a scandal in Gauteng. The 2021 elections have been rocked by a report of ballot papers found dumped at Zamintuthuko Primary, Mamelodi.
There are now 14 hung councils in the Western Cape in the 2021 Local Government Elections. In 2016 only eight councils did not have an outright majority.
As of 7:24 on Wednesday, 64 percent of results had been finalised by the IEC. The ANC is on course to finish an election with less than 50% of the vote across South Africa.
The IEC said 55 percent of the votes have been counted. It is aiming to finalise 90 percent of the vote Tuesday, 2 November.