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John Steenhuisen Announces Victory In Kouga

It will be recalled that the Kouga Municipality is one of the strongholds of the DA but political experts had earlier forecasted that the DA might struggle to retain Kouga Municipality.

John Steenhuisen Announces Victory In Kouga - SurgeZirc SA
Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, John Steenhuisen addresses the crowd at the DA party manifesto/Photo File: Getty Image

Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), John Steenhuisen has announced that the party has emerged victorious at the municipal poll in Kouga Municipality, SurgeZirc SA reports.

John Steenhuisen made this known at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon stating that the party won 16 seats out of the 29 available seats.

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It will be recalled that the Kouga Municipality is one of the strongholds of the DA but political experts had earlier forecasted that the DA might struggle to retain Kouga Municipality.

Steenhuisen who was filled with delight said he was satisfied with the party’s performance at the polls.

“My team has given me the excellent news that we have won Kouga Municipality in the Eastern Cape. We are going to go into there with 16 seats for the DA, 11 for ANC, one for the Freedom Front, one for the PA, and one for the EFF.

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“It’s obviously a very important municipality for us as you know from the most recent data that’s come out, it is the most well-run municipality in the Eastern Cape,” Steenhuisen said.

Steenhuisen however played down any possibility of resigning his position as leader of the party if the party had a bad outing at the municipal polls.

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Earlier today, it was reported that the DA was leading the polls in Cape Town and Tshwane.

As at the early hours of Tuesday morning, it was reported that the DA was leading in Cape Town with about 63% of the vote on Tuesday morning. In what will look like a flawless victory, opposition party like the ANC and CCC was able to gather just 9% and 7% respectively.

It was gathered that the results are according to the 87,000 votes tallied so far at the polls. It was also gathered that in the early hours of Tuesday morning, over 65 of 801 voting districts were processed.

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Florence Sibiya for SurgeZirc SA
Florence Sibiya for SurgeZirc SA
Florence Sibiya is a highly dedicated and talented reporter for SurgeZirc SA Business News. With her passion for business and her commitment to delivering accurate and reliable news, she has become an invaluable asset to the team.
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