Bathurst voters choose ANC

2012-04-26 18:04
Johannesburg - The ANC swept to an easy victory over the DA in by-elections held in Bathurst in the Eastern Cape, according to Independent Electoral Commission results released on Thursday.

African National Congress candidate Mthuthuzeli Msimang would replace fellow party member Andile Marasi, who had resigned to focus on his work as a school teacher.

The results show that 1 596 people voted for Msimang, and 330 for Democratic Alliance candidate Noluthando Theodorah Donile in the ward five Ndlambe (Port Alfred) municipality by-election.

The Dispatch online reported last week that the DA's decision to field Donile led to the resignation of DA ward five branch chairman, Peter Grist.

In ward seven, Sundays River Valley, DA candidate Isabella Wagenaar squeaked past ANC candidate Thomas du Toit with 559 votes.

Du Toit got 513 of the total 1 089 votes cast. Seven votes were spoilt. The previous DA councillor resigned.

In ward seven in Ngqushwa (Peddie), the ANC candidate Thozamile Magazi won with 1 093 votes. There were 176 votes for Lunga Bokwana of the Congress of the People and 73 votes for Mandilakhe Mkhabane. The previous councillor died.

The DA said it was pleased with its performance in the province.

DA leader Helen Zille described the performance as "significant growth", winning a higher percentage of the vote than ever before in those municipalities.

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