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ANC emerges stronger, DA biggest loser after by-elections

The ANC has emerged stronger from Wednesday’s hotly contested by-elections, retaining 64 municipal wards across the country, winning six new ones and only losing two.

The party’s fierce rival, the DA, has come out as the biggest loser of the by-elections after losing nine wards it previously controlled.

The loss of the DA is consistent with its dismal performance in last year’s general elections, where its share of the vote fell from 30.78% in 2014…

Aphiwe Deklerk

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