People cast anti Zuma vote in the Western Cape says analyst

Western Cape vote counting is underway at the Electoral Centre in Century City.

According to Eye Witness News election analyst, Melanie Verwoed, it looks like the ANC is not doing well in the Western Cape as had been predicted.

Verwoed offers analysis on how the big parties are doing in the Western Cape.

It seems the Marius Fransman saga has led to the party's bad performance on his home turf, the West Coast, though she says the ANC has not acknowledged this as a reason.

Fransman allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old employee en route to the ANC 104th birthday celebrations in Rustenburg in january. He was later suspended by the ANC.

People voted as if they were voting for the national elections, says Verwoed.

She says most people she spoke to didn't even know who their local candidates were, they just didn't want to vote for the ANC.

If you look at it overall, its clear that people actually voted very much an anti ANC vote and as we predicted an anti Zuma vote

Melanie Verwoed, Eye Witness News Election analyst

Listen to the full conversation below:

Pippa Hudson also spoke to EWN reporters in Eastern Cape and Gauteng. Listen below


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