ANC pleased with results

Friday, May 20, 2011
By: 
Nthambeleni Gabara

Pretoria-It was all smiles for President Jacob Zuma when he saw the African National Congress (ANC) results reflected on the giant screen at the Results Operations Centre in Pretoria.

Zuma could not hide his broad smile when he saw the preliminary results on the giant screen indicating that the ANC had already won 188 councils and 5277 seats.

"This board (giant screen) looks good so far, well-done. We came here to check on how things are going," he said while shaking hands with ANC spokesperson, Jackson Mthembu.

Still in a jovial mood, Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary-General said: "We have even liberated your ward (Nkandla) from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)."

The Pan African Congress of Azania (PAC) head of elections, Apa Pooe, said they were happy with what they had achieved so far. The PAC has so far won 36 seats.

"The newly elected councilors of the PAC will immediately begin to implement what is in our election manifesto, which includes the fight against corruption as well as infrastructure development. We will also expect our elected councilors to push issues that were raised by the people during our campaigns," he said.

The IFP has so far won five councils and they have 320 seats, while new kid on the block, the National Freedom Party (NFP) has won two councils and 203 seats. COPE has 220 seats and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) has 64 seats.