GARETH VAN ONSELEN: What 2021 election percentage is defensible for the DA?
If politics is a numbers game, the DA needs to indulge in some creative accounting to declare itself a winner
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 ..