The ANC mopped the floor with the MKP in the municipal by-elections in North West

  • The African National Congress won the municipal by-elections in Madibeng in the North West with 70% of the votes
  • By contrast, the MKP received only 1.4% of the votes, a slight improvement from its performance in other provinces in previous months
  • South Africans joked that the MKP is not gaining momentum and is slowing down

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

the anc mopped the floor with the mkp in the municipal by-elections in north west

The ANC won, while the MK got away with a few North West votes. Images: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images and Leon Sadiki/Bloomberg via Getty Images Source: Getty Images

NORTH WEST – The African National Congress defeated the MKP in municipal by-elections when it took two-thirds majority of the votes. This is despite the MKP's "two-thirds majority" campaign rhetoric.

ANC wins, MK loses

According to TimesLIVE, ANC received 70% of the votes in the municipal by-elections in the Mabideng municipality. This was an improvement compared to the 57% it received in 20211. By contrast, the MKP only received 1.4% of the votes in the area.

MKP's last municipal by-election performance was positive. They won 28% of the votes in the uPhongolo Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, and 28% in the Govan Mbeki municipality, Mpumalanga.

South Africans laugh at the MKP

Netizens on Facebook made jokes about the MKP's performance in the municipal by-elections. Many commented on the party's use of two-thirds majority rhetoric in its campaigns.

Mind You Own Linda said:

"The very same former president said, and I quote, that the ANC will lead until Jesus comes."

Wisani Rikhotso said:

"Maybe people have now realised that MK is Duduzile's inheritance. She said her dad is the head, and she is the neck of the party."

Johannes Kamfer said:

"Good. That's enough for MK. They don't need two-thirds. They said they would just take it if they don't get two-thirds."

Meyiwa trial said:

"Two-thirds majority for Jacob and Duduzile Zuma is just a pipe dream."

Mankgae Phaka said:

"That is a two-thirds majority according to JZ."

Gayton McKenzie's PA wins 2 municipal b-elections in Western Cape

Similarly, Briefly News reported that Gayton McKenzie's Patriotic Alliance won two municipal by-elections in the Western Cape.

The party won over 40% of the vote in Swartland and a majority victory in the Karoo with 65.5% of the votes.

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