“The people of Taung have spoken through their ballot that the ANC is a revolutionary movement that represented their aspirations in the past, that represents their aspirations now, and represents their aspirations in future,” said North West spokesman Ishmael Mnisi in a statement.
“We want to thank all our people who reaffirmed their confidence in the ANC by ensuring that in their numbers they vote [for] the ANC.”
The ANC took Greater Taung in North West, Ward 48 in the eThekwini metro in KwaZulu-Natal, Ward 35 in Cape Town, Ward 9 in Saldanha Bay, Kgatelopele in the Northern Cape, and Lephalale in Limpopo. The remaining four wards were won by the Democratic Alliance.
The Western Cape ANC said it was on a winning streak.
“The ANC’s winning trend continues to confirm that support for the ANC in the [Western Cape] is on the rise,” it said in a statement.
“The party is able to consolidate its base areas in the Cape metro while winning back lost ground and in particular in rural areas.”