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LGA2016 | Thousand celebrate #DA win of Nelson Mandela Bay

By Bekithemba Ndebele

Thousands of Democratic Alliance supporters celebrated this morning the victory in Nelson Mandela Bay metro with 100% votes counted and confirmed.

In the Nelson Mandela Bay metro the DA claimed victory winning 46.65 percent of the votes and the ANC claimed 40.99 percent, while the EFF followed behind with 5.07 percent.

Meanwhile, at a media conference in Nelson Mandela Bay shortly before 10pm on Thursday, the ANC said they had filed a dispute against the IEC due to “widespread irregularities” and a “number of missing ballot boxes.” They also threated not to accept the out comes of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro results as they were compromised.

However, ANC has soon withdrawn the dispute they launched to IEC.

Speaking in a media briefing, Mthembu said “Yes we did lodge a dispute in Nelson Mandela Bay but after speaking to our own structures there and to the IEC we took a decision to withdraw the dispute.

Mthembu also added that, “we’re feeling very disappointed but off course we know that we didn’t lose that municipality because there’s a better party, we lost it because of our own doing, that’s what we know.”

He further added that “though they may have lost Nelson Mandela Metro, they will be running many councils and metros and this means the people of South Africa still believe in the ANC.”

 

Featured video: Sabc Digital news

Featured image: DA twitter

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