ANC wins 10 wards, DA 1 in by-elections

2014-09-18 14:53

The African National Congress won 10 of the 11 wards contested in yesterday’s by-elections and the Democratic Alliance won one, the Independent Electoral Commission has said.

The elections saw the ANC take two wards, one from an independent candidate and another from the DA.

Ward five of Tsolwana (Tarkastad) in the Eastern Cape went from an independent candidate to the ANC and ward six of Tswaing (Delareyville) in North West went from the DA to the ANC.

The DA took Ward seven in Bitou (Greater Plettenberg Bay) in the Western Cape from the ANC.

One ward, Ward 24 in the Greater Taung (Reivilo) municipality in the North West, was uncontested.

The ANC retained the remaining seven wards.

The electoral commission said voter turnout varied between 29.35% and 72.43% and it recorded an average turnout of 48.35%.

By-elections took place in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West, and the Western Cape.

Nearly 63 500 voters were registered in the 65 voting districts.

The 11 wards were contested by 32 candidates representing nine political parties, and five independent candidates.

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