ANC secures three wards in by-elections

By Drum Digital
05 February 2015

The ANC secured three wards in Wednesday's by-elections and won one from the DA, according to results released by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) on Thursday.

The African National Congress retained Ward 2 in Nala, Free State, with its candidate Meriam Ncheche taking 47.09 percent of the votes.

The ANC also retained Ward 5 in Swellendam, Western Cape, with candidate Gladys Libazi securing 72.63 percent of the votes. Ward 1 in Amahlathi was uncontested and secured by ANC candidate Dumisani Mzili.

The ANC managed to defeat the Democratic Alliance in Ward 10 of Witzenberg [Ceres], Western Cape, with its candidate Andries Smit taking 43.38 percent of the votes.

The ANC in the Western Cape said it was elated with the results.

"The ANC also notes the ANC won with a marked margin over the DA," said provincial leader Marius Fransman in a statement.

"The ANC is elated with the trust and support of the voters that showed the ANC is still the only party that represent their hopes and aspirations."

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