We’re voting today.
Unlike the previous 17 years where the ANC has received overwhelming majorities from the electorate it appears that opposition parties here are giving them a run for their money!
Dissatisfaction with service delivery, jobs for pals, corruption and one scandal after another, gross negligence by some has left the ruling clique more than a little nervous.
So much so that the local ANC officials have been reported as saying that they would be happy to form a coalition if results went against them.
The current state of our council is:-
ANC 80 seats
Others 40 seats.
Why on earth we need a 120 of them in the first place is beyond me, all with offices and staff paid for by us, we used to do just fine with a quarter of that amount years ago.
I’ll keep you posted.