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Election defeat in WC forces ANC into deep introspection

The ANC’s provincial executive committee met yesterday to analyse its election performance.

FILE: A young boy cycles holding an ANC poster. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A third consecutive loss in the local government elections for the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has forced the party into deep introspection.

The party saw its support in the province decline by more than seven percent while the Democratic Alliance (DA) also made inroads in ANC strongholds.

In the City of Cape Town, it has dropped from 37% in 2006 to just over 24% this year.

The ANC's provincial executive committee met yesterday to analyse its election performance.

Spokesperson Jabu Mfusi says, "It was extensively analysed and discussed how we lost drastically the City of Cape Town and some of the municipalities."

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