As things stand, the DA is going to drop support again in the upcoming local government elections. It managed 27.02% in 2016, a high-water mark for party, but given its decline in 2019 (down by 1.46 percentage points from 22.23% in 2014 to 20.77%) — and a fundamental change to the electoral landscape (Jacob Zuma is gone) — it is highly unlikely to reach or breach its 2016 performance.

The numbers ..

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