emerges clear winner in
'Zini and uMlalazi voting districts
the first time since the first democratic election
in 1994, the African National Congress has emerged
as the clear winner in both the Mtunzini and uMlalazi
voting districts - winning more than 56 percent
of the votes in the municipal area.
The other surprising result has been the significant
decline of support for the IFP in the area.
the last national election in 2004, the Inkatha
Freedom Party easily took the uMlalazi voting
district with more than 71% of the vote. In the
2009 election that support has dropped to 38%,
leaving the race wide open for the municipal elections
While initial results in Mtunzini showed the DA
winning with a clear majority at the Mtunzini
Town Hall, it was clear by the time that all votes
were counted that it had failed dismally in making
any gains in the voting districts falling under
the Tribal Authorities.
It failed to get more than 13 votes in the three
outlaying voting stations which together with
the Mtunzini Town Hall constitute the Mtunzini
The DA got one vote out of a total of 728 ballots
cast at Sabeka Community Hall;
got nine votes at Amasango voting station and
only three votes at the SA Sugar Association voting
station. In the municipal area it won less than
three percent of the total vote.
@ MTUNZINI TOWN HALL:
A total of 1 325 voters cast their ballots in
the Mtunzini Town Hall on voting day, of which
732 voted for the DA, 372 voted for the ANC and
only 108 voted for the IFP. There were five spoilt
Trailing far behind were three other parties:
ACDP with 33 votes, The Freedom Front Plus with
30 votes and COPE with 27 votes.
The Independent Democrats only managed to get
two votes, after gaining 49 in the 2004 National
Election. This drop reflects a national voting
trend away from smaller opposition parties with
more voters giving the major opposition parties
The remaining fringe parties shared 16 votes.
Many parties, including KISS and the Minority
Front, did not get any votes.
National Elections - Voting results at Mtunzini
2004 National Election - Mtunzini
Provincial Elections @ Mtunzini Town Hall:
New trends detected in voting patterns
The DA scored the highest votes at
the Mtunzini Town Hall polling station for Provincial
Elections but it did not gain a clear majority as
it did in the National Election. Its 14 percent
gain was at the expense of the IFP which went from
being the winner in the 2004 Provincial poll to
third place with a 50 percent drop in support.
The results reflects an interesting pattern of DA
voters still splitting their Provincial vote with
the IFP but not on the same scale as they did in
2004. In the National Election the IFP won 108 votes
as compared to the 218 votes (an extra 110 votes)
it got in the Provincial election. In the 2004 election,
the IFP got 192 votes at National level and 364
at Provincial level.
This seems to be following opposition voting trends
across the country in which opposition supporters
are consolidating behind the DA.
A Kiss for JZ but Jozini gives the biggest
wondered who votes for those silly
political parties that you only become
aware of for the first time when you
unfold the voting ballot inside the
Well rest assured, those parties have
friends in the strangest places .
In Jozini, the Keep it Straight and
Simple Party (also known as the KISS
Party) emerged as the third most popular
political party after the ANC and
IFP. It even won three times more
votes than the DA despite the DA erecting
one of the biggest billboards of its
campaign in the centre of the sprawling
Jozini spaza market.
In fact, of the 5,440 South Africans
who wanted the country to be ruled
by KISS, more than 600 live in Jozini
alone - making it (by far) the warm
heart of KISS country.
But Jozini residents were not the
only voters feeling amorous on voting
day, one voter at Mtunzini Town Hall
did not mark her/his vote with the
traditional cross but instead wrote
'I love you' next to the smiling face
of the new president of South Africa.
The vote was not spoilt as the voter's
intentions were declared clear to
all monitors and IEC officials.
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