By-elections: ANC, DA win 1 ward each

2015-01-29 10:12

The ANC and the DA won one ward each in the municipal by-elections held yesterday, according to results released by the Independent Electoral Commission.

African National Congress candidate Bereng Mokoena scooped Ward 9 in Dihlabeng in the Free State, while Democratic Alliance candidate Basil Mark Douglas took Ward 68 in Joburg.

Mokoena won by nine votes with a total of 675 votes, and DA member Barend Venter had 666 votes. A total of 1476 votes had been cast in Ward 9.

In Joburg’s Riverlea suburb, Douglas scooped 3703 votes, defeating ANC rival Anthony Peter Francis with 3315 votes. Independent candidate Patrick Jafta secured 87 votes, and African Independent Congress member Wenderline Alicia Manuel took last place with 42 votes.

A total of 7270 votes had been cast in Ward 68.

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