ANC loses Beaufort West to the DA

Beaufort West‚ led by controversial mayor Truman Prince‚ has fallen to the Democratic Alliance (DA) which obtained 49.25% of the municipal election vote. 

The African National Congress (ANC)‚ according to preliminary poll results‚ retained 42.23% of the vote and smaller opposition parties took 4.81%.

The ANC have lost Beaufort West to the DA.
The ANC have lost Beaufort West to the DA.

Known as the country’s oldest municipality‚ the town falls within an agricultural area of the Western Cape and is home to an estimated population of 35000 people.

Prince was fined R10000 earlier this year for bringing the ANC into disrepute for asking that a tender be awarded to a company that was sympathetic to the ruling party.

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