Johannesburg - The ANC has won three of the five wards
contested in municipal by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal, according to results
released by the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) on Thursday.
The Inkatha Freedom Party and its breakaway, the National
Freedom Party, won one ward each in Wednesday's polls.
The African National Congress retained Ward three in
Vulamehlo (Dududu), Ward four in Umtshezi (Estcourt), and Ward 22 in Abaqulusi
The IFP retained Ward 39 in the eThekwini metro, while the
NFP held onto Ward four in Nongoma.
In Ward 39 in eThekwini, IFP candidate Bongumusa Zondo won
2984 votes (58.09%) out of 5 137 valid votes cast. There were 31 spoilt
In Dududu, ANC candidate Ayanda Ndlovu won 1 673 votes
(81.10%) out of 2 063 valid votes.
The IEC recorded 28 spoilt ballots in this by-election.
In Estcourt, the ruling party candidate Ugandren Chetty
secured 1 005 votes (53.51%) of the 1 878 valid votes cast. Twenty ballots were
In Vryheid, ANC member Bheka Mtshali took 1 020 votes (67.02%)
of 1 522 valid votes.
There were 28 spoilt ballots.
In Nongoma, NFP
candidate Zangalakhe Ntuli won with 1 811 votes (61.66%) of the 2 937 valid
votes. There were 27 spoilt ballots in this ward.