By ROD AMNER
The African National Congress (ANC) has won 11 of the 14 ward seats in the local municipal elections, with votes still being counted in a close contest in Ward 14.
But the ANC’s overall support has dropped from 61.84% in 2016 to 50.65%, an 18.1% reduction in voting support.
The big winner in the election is the Makana Citizens Front (MCF), which captured 18.1% of the total vote on its first outing at the polls.
The Democratic Alliance retained its seats in Ward 4 and Ward 8, but saw its overall support drop from just under 30% in 2016 to 17.1% this year.
Voter turnout was a disappointing 44.18% for Makana, with just 19 317 of the 43 664 eligible voters casting their vote on Monday.
Detailed breakdowns of the ward voting patterns will follow.
|Makana overall results|
|Party||2016 % support||% Change||2021 % support|
|MCF||Did not stand||18.1|
|MIND||Did not stand||1.9|
|PA||Did not stand||1.1|
|VF PLUS||Did not stand||0.73|
|ATM||Did not stand||0.66|
|UDM||0.41||Did not stand|