Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s initial acceptance of his electoral defeat last week, before full results were out, was something that had “never happened elsewhere”, the head of Gambia’s election commission said. This claim is incorrect.
The leaders of the ANC, DA and EFF – President Jacob Zuma, Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema – pulled out all stops in their parties’ final local government election rallies at the weekend. But that included stretching the truth.
The Democratic Alliance, and many of its senior members, claimed that the City of Cape Town municipality spends 67% of its budget in poor communities. But the evidence that they provided doesn’t prove that.
The Democratic Alliance has its sight set on taking several municipalities from the African National Congress in South Africa’s upcoming local government election. Ahead of the election on 3 August, we weigh up key claims in their manifesto.