Despite dwindling support, the ANC could still win control of Gauteng

Despite dwindling support, the ANC could still win control of Gauteng

The most sought-after province in South Africa is within grasping reach for the African National Congress as incoming votes pushed over their count over the 50% line on Saturday morning. The DA creeps behind at almost 28%.

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Of all the provinces, Gauteng is considered the best prize for political parties and it looks like the ANC might claim this one as the final votes are being counted.

Early on Monday morning, 11 May, the party's support stood at 50.05% with only a few districts' votes still outstanding, as reported by News24.

The Democratic Alliance stood at 27.63%, the closest competition for the ANC.

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According to reports, the EFF and FF Plus are the only parties to show growth in the province, while the DA and ANC both lost support.

The EFF have seen their biggest growth in townships around Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekhuruleni.

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The ANC and DA are leading the election race at this point.

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