The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members couldn’t contain their joy after the radical party knocked off oppositions in Julius Malema’s homeward in Seshego, Limpopo.
Limpopo is Malema’s home province. He was spotted on Wednesday casting his vote in Seshego, Limpopo.
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EFF’s Commander-in-Chief; Julius Malema took to Twitter this morning to share the party’s impressive victory in the ward as Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officials were concluding vote counting in the region.
Malema Confirms Seshego, Limpopo Victory
“The EFF won my ward 13 in Seshego Zone 1. I’m humbled by the support. Thank you ext; Masakaneng; Moruleng; Hospital View & di 12‚13‚14‚15‚16‚” Malema tweeted.
Results garnered also showed that the EFF moved ahead of the DA in municipalities such as Blouberg; Lephalale; Elias Motsoaledi; Greater Tubatse and Polokwane.
In Polokwane, the EFF victoriously out-weighed the DA after clinching 27.96 percent of votes – leaving the DA with just 4.58 percent.
As gathered, over 93% of votes in Limpopo as at Friday morning has been counted. And results from IEC dashboard indicates that the EFF is trailing behind the ruling party with 16.88% of votes; while the ANC is ahead with 68% of the votes.
However, there are tell-tale signs that the red beret party is likely to retain its status as the official opposition party in the province after speeding past the Democratic Alliance (DA); which trails behind with just 9.51%.
Recall that the EFF took over from the DA as Limpopo’s official opposition after the 2014 general elections.
It is worthy to note that in Modimolle-Mookgopong; where the ANC has 46.43 percent and 13 seats, there is a possibility of the DA and the EFF forming a coalition in the council alongside the FF plus.
EFF’s major victory in Limpopo province has been tied to Malema’s nativity, which many believe played a major role in people voting for him; while his outstanding popularity with mining community in the North West pooled additional votes to the EFF.