A look back to 2011 shows how far ANC has fallen
The party appears to be collapsing, with a glance at previous local government elections revealing the extent thereof
There might still be some counting to do and some dust to settle, but one thing is clear, the ANC is a declining force.
The party’s leadership would have woken up on Wednesday morning deeply concerned about how it fared in Monday’s local government elections. Historically low voter turnout figures hit hard, as the EFF and newcomers ActionSA ate significantly into its support, as did the IFP in northern KwaZulu-Natal ANC strongholds. This while the DA held ground many thought it would lose.
It was not a pretty picture for the ruling party and remained that way throughout the day...