Pretoria – The African National Congress managed to garner the most votes in the City of Johannesburg, according to the results posted on the IEC website late on Saturday night.
The IEC had earlier released the final results for the 2016 Municipal Elections without the Joburg results as counting in the city was still ongoing. The final count shows the ANC got 44.55%, of the vote, followed by the Democratic Alliance at 38.37% and the Economic Freedom Fighters received 11.09% of the votes.
This means the ANC fell short of the required 50% majority to govern alone, meaning the metro would have be run through a coalition.
The metro was the last to be counted, and the release of the city’s results officially brought the 2016 local government elections to a close on Saturday night.