DA achieves steady growth in by-elections – Mmusi Maimane

Party’s support in Magareng grows to 38.8%, up from 7.5% in 2009

By-election results show steady DA growth

The DA made significant inroads in by-elections held yesterday. We contested four wards across the country, holding all three previously DA wards with increased majorities. In an ANC-held ward we contested in Magareng in the Northern Cape we showed strong growth, increasing our support fivefold since 2009.

Here are the results in the four wards the DA contested:

Magareng (ward 4):

DA ANC

2009 7.50% 63%

2011 27.50% 62%

2013 38.80% 58%

Stellenbosch (ward 22):

DA ANC

2009 N/A N/A

2011 95.60% 1.43%

2013 98.90% 0.34%

Merafong City (ward 28):

DA ANC

2009 N/A N/A

2011 62.70% 32%

2013 67.30% 32%

Emalahleni (ward 34):

DA ANC

2009 N/A N/A

2011 72.70% 25.50%

2013 96.70% did not contest

The wards in Stellenbosch, Merafong City and Emalahleni were all created after 2009.

The result in Magareng is particularly significant since it shows that the DA is growing in areas that were once considered ANC strongholds.

We are pleased with these results. The DA continues to grow in all communities across South Africa.

Statement issued by Mmusi Maimane, DA National Spokesperson, March 7 2013

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