Johannesburg - The ANC has won six of ten wards in the municipal
by-elections, according to results released by the Independent Electoral
Commission (IEC) on Thursday.
The Democratic Alliance won the remaining four wards.
In KwaZulu-Natal, African National Congress candidate
Shunmugam Moodley took Ward 48 of the eThekwini Metro with 2 407 votes out of
the 5 515 valid votes.
Ward 49 of eThekwini was won by DA candidate Donovan Pillay
who secured 2 542 votes out of the 5 022 valid votes.
On the Hibiscus Coast, DA candidate Zuret Opperman won Ward
12 with 1 131 votes out of 2 045 valid votes.
In Lephalale in Limpopo, ANC member Alpheus Thulare took
Ward 9 with 1 270 votes out of the 1 344 valid votes.
In Thaba Chweu's Ward 12 in Mpumalanga, DA candidate Nicko
Janse van Vuuren defeated ANC candidate Akilantwanana Leshaba with 540 votes
out of the 616 valid votes.
In Greater Taung in the North West, the ANC's Keamogetse
Moipolai won with 1 021 votes of the 1 435 valid votes.
In Kgatelopele in the Northern Cape, ANC candidate Yvonne
Kerneels won with 489 of the 958 valid votes.
In Ward 35 of Cape Town, ANC candidate Mzuzile Mpondwana won
with 79% of the votes.
In Ward 43 of Cape Town, DA candidate Elton-Enrique Jansen secured
4 523 (80%) of the votes to win.
In Ward 9 of Saldanha Bay, ANC candidate Ikakanyeng Matthews
Riet won 1 977 votes [84.2%] of the 2 347 valid votes.
The 10 wards were contested by 37 candidates, representing
13 political parties and four independent candidates.
Four of the previous councillors had died, three had
resigned, and three were expelled by their parties.
The ANC in the North West and Western Cape on Thursday said
they were elated by the party's victory in six of the 10 wards contested in the
"The people of Taung have spoken through their ballot
that the ANC is a revolutionary movement that represented their aspirations in
the past, that represents their aspirations now, and represents their
aspirations in future," said North West spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi.
"We want to thank all our people who reaffirmed their
confidence in the ANC by ensuring that in their numbers they vote [for] the
The Western Cape ANC said it was on a winning streak.
"The ANC's winning trend continues to confirm that
support for the ANC in the [Western Cape] is on the rise," it said in a
"The party is able to consolidate its base areas in the
Cape metro while winning back lost ground and in particular in rural