South Aftican Polls:ANC loses out in Pretoria in its worst ever electoral preformance
Aug 6, Pretoria: South Africa's governing party African National Congress has been defeated by the Democratic Alliance in local polls in the capital Pretoria.
According to reports, DA took 43% of the votes as compared to ANC's 41%. The two major parties are also locked in a tight race in the the country's largest city, Johannesburg.
This has been ANC's worst electoral performance since it was elected to power at the end of apartheid and the replacement of white minority rule by democracy in 1994, and the first time since then that it has lost control of the capital.The DA has won 93 seats in Tshwane while the ANC is second with 89 seats in the 214-seat municipal council.
The Oslo Times International News Network