ANC in trouble in Gauteng as support falls below 50%

The ANC in Gauteng on Friday morning saw its electoral support in the country's economic hub dropping to below the 50% mark after just under 60% of the provincial votes had been counted.

This is the first time the party has dropped below 50% since the votes were cast on Wednesday. The drop may spell trouble for the party in Gauteng where opposition parties have campaigned hard to push its support to below 50% to force a coalition government in an attempt to oust the ANC from power. 6% of votes counted just after 10am on Friday, the ANC stood at 49.

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