ANC tops charts as North West results centre closes
MAHIKENG – The North West results centre is now closed.
Preliminary figures in the North West show that the ANC is well ahead, followed by the EFF and the DA.
The counting in the province is officially done, and the IEC is grateful to have overseen a relatively peaceful election.
“The happiness really is caused by the voters themselves because they were a very important part of this equation of peacekeeping. And we tried a much as possible before the actual election day to preach freeness, harmony so that we are able to operate in an atmosphere that promotes fairness,” said IEC representative Tumi Thiba.
While the ANC may be happy in achieving a two-thirds majority in the province, the party still has some concerns.
“The second objective was to get what we got in 2009, that we did not get, we’re not very happy about that. The third objective was to get 85% that we did not achieve that,” said party representative Supra Mahumelo.
Meanwhile, the EFF has replaced Cope as the official opposition in the province. The party believes this shows how well it will do in local government elections.
“We are very excited about the result and we have done well. Our excitement goes hand in hand with our commitment as we committed ourselves to the people of the republic, to the community of North West that we are going to enter the government and we are going to ensure that service delivery is sped up,” said EFF representative Thabo Sehloho.