Harding by-elections go well

2017-04-14 06:00
 Photo: siphelele nketoUmuziwabantu Municipality mayor Dixie Nciki at the voting station.

Photo: siphelele nketoUmuziwabantu Municipality mayor Dixie Nciki at the voting station.

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WARD 3 residents in Harding cast their vote in the by-elections that went relatively well on Wednesday.

The elections came after the ward councillor Alwyn Ace Houston was shot dead in December 2016, leaving the position vacant.

Umuziwabantu Municipality mayor Dixie Nciki said no intimidation had been reported in the area during the campaigns.

She thanked people for exercising their right to choose their preferred councillor.

“About 5 000 people voted and I am happy about that. Harding was in the media for bad news after Ward 1 candidate, Bongani Sikhosana, was gunned down in July, and in December, Ward 3 councillor, Houston was shot and killed,” said Nciki.

The National Freedom Party, Inkatha Freedom Party, Economic Freedom Fighters and African National Congress are some of the major parties that were contesting in the ward.

On 25 March, former minister of Police Nathi Hleko visited Harding and told people to work with police to fight crime. At a time of going to press by-election results had not been announced by the Independent Electoral Commission.

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