Pretoria - The Democratic Alliance held the lead within the City of Johannesburg by 8.34pm on Thursday evening, as the counting of votes continued in the metro.
On the national ballot in Johannesburg, out of 606 240 votes counted thus far, the DA had 288 014 (47 percent), followed by the African National Congress with 233 174 votes (38 percent). The Economic Freedom Fighters was third with 46 442 votes (seven percent).
On the provincial ballot, out of a total of 309 057 counted votes, the DA had 140 064 (45 percent), the ANC 129 730 (41 percent) and EFF 23 092 (seven percent).
The City of Johannesburg had 2 184 484 registered voters.
In Johannesburg in 2009, the ANC won 63 and 62 percent of the vote on the national and provincial ballots respectively, followed by the DA with 20 and 21 percent, and the Congress of the People with nine percent for both.
In Gauteng that year on the national ballot the ANC got 1 092 586 votes (51 percent), the DA 710 579 votes (33 percent) and the EFF 176 736 votes (eight percent).
On the provincial ballot in Gauteng, the ANC had 944 050 votes (53 percent), the DA 570 978 votes (32 percent) and EFF 151 229
votes (eight percent).
In 2009, the ANC won Gauteng with 64 percent of the vote on both the national and provincial ballots, followed by the DA with 21 percent in both, and the Congress of the People with seven percent for both the national and provincial ballots.