African National Congress members at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape recently held a beautiful funeral service for the opposition party. In the video, the procession, in ANC regalia and black attire, can be seen as they sing the hymn Noyana Phezulu while holding a white box draped in DA colours. A paper of the party’s candidates can be seen attached to the box.
The DA seems to have been survived by an unknown woman who can be seen walking just behind the coffin, crying uncontrollably as other women comfort her.
Watch the video below:
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— Viwe Mabulu (@Viwemabulu1) May 9, 2019
The ANC in the province was in a celebratory mood as the party looked on course for another stirring victory in one of its heartland provinces.
By 6am on Friday, the party had secured 68% of the votes counted, besting its nearest rival the DA which only polled 16%.
ANC members were already celebrating their party’s election victory on Thursday night at its regional headquarters Florence Matomela House in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The ANC had secured over 1.2 million of the almost 1.8 million votes counted thus far. However, the provisional results are slightly down on the party’s 2014 results when it topped 70%.
The party on Thursday night was also celebrating a seemingly strong showing in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro which it had lost in the 2016 local government elections when it could only garner 41.5% of the vote.
At the time the DA received the most votes with 46.66% support and later got into bed with other political parties to form a coalition which subsequently fizzled out.
The ruling party had seemingly wrapped up victories in six of South Africa’s nine provinces by Friday morning.
At 6am on Friday, the ANC had polled 57% of the national vote, almost triple that of its nearest challenger the Democratic Alliance (DA) on 21%. Around 12 million votes had been counted, of which almost 6.8 million had gone to the ANC.
(Additional reporting by ANA)