DA wins Paarl ward from ANC in by-elections

2015-11-12 12:54
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Pretoria - The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the African National Congress (ANC) retained most of their previously-held wards in Wednesday's by-elections with the exception of a Paarl ward where the opposition claimed a victory over the ruling party.

Nationally, 11 wards were contested in the by-elections with the majority not changing political affiliation.

In the Eastern Cape, the ANC's Nomadama Nobuntu Mgidi was the only candidate contesting Ward 8 in the Engcobo Municipality.

There were two by-elections in the Free State - Ward 33 in the Maluti a Phofung (Qwa Qwa) Municipality where the ANC's Melita Mlangeni-Ramathesele won the seat, and Ward 13 in the Ngwathe (Parys) Municipality where the DA's Salomon Hercules Francois De Jager won 98.78% of the votes.

There were two by-elections in Gauteng. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) results, the DA's Mia Snyman won Ward 73 in Johannesburg with 92.7% and in Mamelodi, the ANC's Mosadisadi Christina Kekana won Ward 16 with 76.6% of the votes.

The ANC's Njabulo Sydney Mnisi won the Nkomazi Municipality's Ward 20 in Mpumalanga with 89.67%.

North West, Western Cape

In the North West, the DA's Martin Coetzee won the Rustenberg Ward 17 by-election with 85.97%, while the ANC's Thembeka Obittah Vilakazi was uncontested in Ward 13 of the Matlosana (Klerksdorp) Municipality.

The ward, previously represented by the ANC, fell vacant following termination of the councillor’s party membership.

The Western Cape had three by-elections with the DA wrestling control of Ward 14 in the Drakenstein (Paarl) Municipality from the ANC. Jo-Ann De Wet won the ward, previously held by the ANC and falling vacant when the councillor resigned, by 57.44%.

The DA's Evelyn Lorraine Sauls inched into Ward 1 in the Cape Agulhas (Bredasdorp) Municipality with 51.04%, while the DA's George Jacobus Kersop secured Ward 2 in the Oudtshoorn Municipality with 73.96%.

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