ANC retains Cape Town ward

2016-11-10 19:29

(Erin Bates)

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Cape Town – The ANC celebrated its victory after retaining a ward in Mfuleni, Cape Town, in by-elections this week.

The Western Cape ANC said the real task of providing services to the people had begun for its candidate Thembisile Batembu.

"We have no doubt he will fight for the needs of his ward in council," it said in a statement.

Batembu got 3 623 votes, followed by DA candidate Wilma Brady with 2 285 votes. EFF candidate Gcobani Ntilashe got 346 votes.

The party received 57.52% of the votes on Wednesday, following the resignation of one of its ward councillors.

The ANC said it had heard residents' complaints about inadequate housing and growing informal settlements.

"They told us the high level of high school dropouts in their community was a great concern. Our people wanted a councillor that will champion anti-crime programmes and keep our people safe and communities strong."

The party said its volunteers and campaign staff took their work to heart, aware that voter contact was more important than just campaigning.

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