ANC wins 2 by-elections, DA wins 1
Johannesburg - The ANC has won two of the three municipal ward by-elections held in the Eastern and Western Cape, the Independent Electoral Commission said on Thursday.
The ANC won the two seats in the Eastern Cape during the by-elections on Wednesday, the IEC said.
The DA took the third seat in the Western Cape.
Voter turnout averaged at about 34.97%.
The wards contested in the Eastern Cape were Ward 17, in the Elundini Municipality [Mount Fletcher], and Ward Five in Ntabankulu.
ANC candidates Vuyiswa Nthuthu and Vusumzi Macebo were elected as the new councillors for the wards.
Marita Johanna Petersen, of the DA, was elected the new councillor in Ward 68, in Cape Town.