The DA romped home to a stunning victory in yesterday’s bi-eection in Ward 5 of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality.
The DA candidate, Morné Steyn, polled 2 302 votes which is 94,5% of the vote, up from 85% in 2011.
The ANC polled 108 votes, dropping from 12% in 2011 to 4,5%.
The UDM received a meagre 24 votes. There were 18 spoiled papers.
The electorate has given the DA a massive show of confidence ahead of the 2014 elections and with continued swing the DA is well positioned to take the Metro in 2016.
With two bi-elections coming up in Kouga on 27 November, there might well be a change in local government coming up for local residents.
Should the DA win both elections, they will take control of the Kouga.
Early indications are that there is a swing towards the DA, particularly in Hankey where the residents have had enough of the lack of service delivery in the Gamtoos Valley.