National 4.8.2016 03:21 pm

EFF wins first seats in Rustenburg

EFF Comander in Chief Julius Malema. Picture: Michel Bega

EFF Comander in Chief Julius Malema. Picture: Michel Bega

The EFF won Ward 38 with 46.96% while the ANC got 33.66% here and the F4SD received 11.32% of the votes.

Incomplete voting results have on Thursday showed the EFF has won council seats in the hotly contested Rustenburg local municipality, where it has been active since its early days in the mining community.

By lunchtime, six seats in the local council had been decided, with the EFF winning Ward 24 with 46.52% against the ANC’s 40.24%, while the Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) got 6.12% of the votes.

The EFF also won Ward 38 with 46.96% while the ANC got 33.66% here, and the F4SD received 11.32% of the votes.

The ANC won Ward 36 with 49.04%. Here the DA scored 35.45% and the EFF was third with 5.94%. The ANC also won Ward 9 with 56.71%, while the EFF registered 33.66% and the DA obtained 6.26% of the votes.

The DA retained Ward 18 with 77.84%, against the ANC’s 8.18% and the Freedom Front Plus’s 7.39%. The DA also retained Ward 17 with 74.1% of votes cast, while the ANC was second with 12.85% and the Freedom Front Plus obtained 6.09% of the votes.

In other results, the ANC secured five seats in the fiercely contested Tlokwe/Ventersdorp municipality. In Kgetleng local municipality, the ANC won three seats and in Mafikeng local municipality it had claimed 31 seats according to results received at 1pm.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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