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ANC wins 10 out of 11 by-elections

2010-11-11 14:21

Durban - The ANC won 10 of the 11 by-elections held throughout the country on Wednesday, according to results posted on the Independent Electoral Commission’s website on Thursday morning.

Six by-elections were held in Mpumalanga, two in KwaZulu-Natal, one in the Eastern Cape, one in Free State and one in the Western Cape.

The DA won the Western Cape by-election.

Three of the six by-elections in Mpumalanga were uncontested. The election in Ward 12 in Ermelo, which was previously controlled by the ruling party, was held after the death of the councillor.

The other three wards were contested by the ANC and Pan Africanist Congress of Azania.

ANC pleased with results

Sihle Zikalala, ANC secretary in KwaZulu-Natal said his party was pleased with the results of the two by-elections in uKhahlamba and KwaMbonambi. "The ANC won a previously Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) controlled ward 08 in KwaMbonambi with big margins and victoriously retained ward 10 in uKhahlamba," said Zikalala.

He said the win showed that his party would do well during the upcoming local government elections.

"We once again reiterate that it is now clear, that it is high time for the IFP to close shop, as it has became totally irrelevant to the life of the people of this province," he said.

Jonathan Moakes, the DA’s CEO said the results of the by-election in the Western Cape showed that the electorate was rejecting the ANC.

"Ahead of next year’s local government elections, the message is clear: where the DA governs, it delivers better services than the ANC, for all of the people; and so, increasingly, people are turning to the DA and rejecting the ANC," he said.

Comments
  • BrownAfrican - 2010-11-11 14:36

    Well done!!!! I had no doubt in my mind that U were gonna win

  • Unathi - 2010-11-11 14:40

    hooray

      Wallace - 2010-11-11 15:40

      Hooray to croynism, corruption, and decline. I wonder when people will start using their heads, rather than their hearts, to decide on good leadership.

      Zolani - 2010-11-11 15:44

      Again Unathi, whyat are you Celebrating, Do you have children? If So I hope they Go to private school, this is serious my friend there is no hooray in their future, Today is the day that there future could disapear and you are saying hooray. Strange one

      Picasso - 2010-12-09 15:12

      Unathi is probably dependant on tenders.

  • FuzzyStorm - 2010-11-11 14:49

    Hooray, Well done ANC, you have once again shown that you are able to fool your support base into believing that can govern!

  • Altus - 2010-11-11 14:51

    pffy

  • mfundo - 2010-11-11 14:52

    ANC will continue winning and we will make sure that we vote for it as our fore fathers did we cant vote for DA period

      jan.labuscagne - 2010-11-11 15:19

      Ai Mfundo, your (lack of intelligence) is astounding. Look around you and you will see the destruction the ANC has left in its path. Its a pity you are so shortsighted and void of the truth

      Razwinzhi - 2010-11-11 15:41

      MFUNDO ANC is not doing what oliver thambo and Mandela was figting for. the party is already hijecked by people like you who join the ANC just to have access to material, not joining to uplift the standard of the poor people.but any way the new educated genation is nolonger buy your story, we are just waiting for new alternative party to emerge.

      Thembisile - 2010-11-11 15:41

      And majority of the people will continue to suffer until end of time. Party loyalty is not gonna make crime go away, poverty, bucket system in some areas in our country, and corruption. People are getting the govenrmnet they deserve. Yes the anc has won and now what, the life of that person that has voted for the ruling party is never going to change instead its going to be worse. Apartheid was evil but demcracy under ruling party is worse than the devil himself. I am willing to take my chance by voting for DA in the next elections and see where that leads. No party is perfect but atleast let who ever is control of our country do best to create a better life for all not for friends and family only.

      BrownAfrican - 2010-11-11 15:47

      True that Mfundo, and guess what? we don't even owe any1 xplanation.

      wo0two0t - 2010-11-11 16:58

      mfundo - so you are supporting the ANC because your fore fathers did - cleaver one, see where thats get you mate. You cant even think for your self and whats best for your future but then again that 50%+ of our beloved country.

  • Freakfloyd - 2010-11-11 14:54

    The DA took Botrivier in the Western Cape last night, Goes to show every vote counts. I made my mark for the DA!!!! Well done. We got the ANC out, by a big margin.

  • greg.weblight - 2010-11-11 15:07

    Give the ANC a chance.... ... Oh wait, we did that already... they put their "Buddies" into cabinet instead of the Best people. They DONT CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE. But as some have said before. The People are too scared of white power and are still voting out of spite of apartheid. DA needs a BLACK leader. Mandela would vote DA.

      diza2007 - 2010-11-11 15:24

      in your dreams buddy.

      Arsenefaithful - 2010-11-11 18:01

      The DA does need a Black Leader! I completely Agree. And I am White. If you were wondering. We need the DA to be more focused on BEE.

      Picasso - 2010-12-09 15:15

      Sorry Arsenefaithful, BEE breeds corruption, the DA's focus is right where it is, service delivery.

  • partykarate87 - 2010-11-11 15:17

    Its P-A-R-T-Y ~~ T-I-M-E!!!

  • Razwinzhi - 2010-11-11 15:32

    ANC voters are lost. how do you explain chanting burning stuff and the next you vote the same people. eish this must stop,poor people are exploited and promised heaven and earth but can't see anything wrong. the strugle is over, now people they are just strugling with their minds. Malema said he is represeting poor, representing poor to who? i think i must start the school to teach people the power of vote.

      Recato - 2010-11-11 17:31

      The struggle is not over. The struggle for equality is what we are working towards. Everyone having a better life. Black and white sharing the spoils of the best country in the world.

  • shrubber - 2010-11-11 15:38

    Like the old Nat mantra..... "Ek stem saam met Pa" ...... btw, isn't it funny that seemingly no-one alive today was in favour of apartheid.... and no-one voted for the Nats either........

  • visser.abraham - 2010-11-11 15:48

    The rantings on this article explain the parties I (with fear and loathing) has to choose between in the next election. Sigh. When will a proper and mature political party (spot the oxymoron) enter SA's political playpen?

  • Gemstone - 2010-11-11 15:56

    Well done Western Cape - they won't EVER win us over :)

  • Arsenefaithful - 2010-11-11 17:57

    Errrr So much hate on these pages. I just wish the DA could be more focused on BEE. Then it will carry more black voters.

      Derek - 2010-11-12 10:54

      Yeah, I wish the hatred would stop, we are all in this together. Try vote Da! They are a multi-racial disciplined organisation fighting for the best for all South Africans irrespective of colour or creed. Yes, they have made some mistakes but ,wow, compared to the ANC!!! An example is the cars HZ and her cabinet drive compared to the ANC. Have any of you naysayers studied their manifesto? By the way the old NNP is part of the ANC now!!!( Marthinus etc) and they are are a liberal progressive party no intention of ever resurrecting apartheid Derek

  • gflackd - 2010-11-16 13:44

    Blind Party Loyalty. It would be nice to see a liberated race to start thinking for itself rather than following something blindly, that is blatantly obviously robbing the country and its people, rich and poor blindly. Now, regarding this supposed by-election, Who in the hell voted? I didn't even know it was happening. This is again, an obviously non-true reflection of results. Manipulation of results to this extent should not be allowed. How about letting everyone vote, Not just your selected few who support the ANC. Thats just being Racist.

  • gflackd - 2010-11-16 13:45

    Blind Party Loyalty. It would be nice to see a liberated race to start thinking for itself rather than following something blindly, that is blatantly obviously robbing the country and its people, rich and poor blindly. Now, regarding this supposed by-election, Who in the hell voted? I didn't even know it was happening. This is again, an obviously non-true reflection of results. Manipulation of results to this extent should not be allowed. How about letting everyone vote, Not just your selected few who support the ANC. Thats just being Racist.

  • gflackd - 2010-11-16 13:48

    Blind Party Loyalty. It would be nice to see a liberated race to start thinking for itself rather than following something blindly, that is blatantly obviously robbing the country and its people, rich and poor blindly. Now, regarding this supposed by-election, Who in the hell voted? I didn't even know it was happening. This is again, an obviously non-true reflection of results. Manipulation of results to this extent should not be allowed. How about letting everyone vote, Not just your selected few who support the ANC. Thats just being Racist.

  • gflackd - 2010-11-16 13:49

    Seems to me. people in the Western Cape are fore runners for free thought and true democracy in this country. Gauteng and the Rest of SA is lagging. When will "they" catch up??!!

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