Local government elections which saw ANC suffering a huge blow left many party leaders in disbelief at how the ANC lost ward 85 to the Democratic Alliance. Since South Africa attained it's democracy, the ward in Strand has always been an ANC stronghold. But there was a decline in votes in the past two elections for the ANC but no one had imagined that the ward would be snatched away especially given that it is next to ANC’s regional chairperson Xolani Sotashe’s ward.
https://www.iol.co.za/weekend-argus/news/internal-party-politics-are-eating-the-anc-adcebc08-7dfc-41d4-b966-354e2fe246f9Elections might have passed off over a month prior, but many are surely in doubt how ANC lost 85 areas to DA. Since the start of majority rule government, Strand has always been the home of ANC. Votes have dropped in the last ANC decisions, but nobody expected that the congregation should be torn, mainly because it's near the meeting of ANC provincial government Xolani Sotashe.