ANC, DA retains wards in municipal by-elections

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06 May 2014, Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa --- Alexandra, South Africa. 6th May 2014 -- The polling station set up inside a school in Alexandra, Johannesburg. -- A special vote allows a registered voter to apply to vote on a predetermined day before election day. There are two categories of special votes home visits and special voting at a registered voting station. Thousands cast their ballots. --- Image by © Antonella Ragazzoni/Demotix/Corbis
June 14, municipal by-elections, South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have retained the wards they won in the 2016 Municipal Elections in by-elections contested yesterday in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape.

Nothing for the new ‘kid on the bloc’ the Economic Freedom fighters (EFF) in the June 14 municipal by-elections

At the time of issuing this release (10h30) the results for the by-elections contested in ward 7 in the uPhongolo Municipality (KZN262) in KwaZulu-Natal had not yet been finalised.

The new councillors for the African National Congress are:

  • Sithembiso Ncetezo in Ward 15 in the Mnquma Municipality – EC122. The party retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections, increasing its margin to 94.19% of the valid votes cast compared to 82.79% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 49.48% compared to 56.20% in 2016.
  • Lifa Blessing Nkosi in Ward 45 in the City of Mbombela – MP326. The party retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections, increasing its margin to 88.45% of the valid votes cast compared to 82.34% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 37.06% compared to 57.68% in 2016.

The new councillor for the Democratic Alliance is

  • Sharon Merle Steyn in Ward 24 in the Sol Plaatje Municipality – NC091. The party retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections, increasing its margin to 88.36% of the votes cast compared to 82.84% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 41.06% compared to 70.14% in 2016.

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