IEC announces by-election results

2012-09-20 17:34
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Johannesburg - The African National Congress won four wards out of six in municipal ward by-elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said on Thursday.

The two remaining seats went to the Democratic Alliance and the Inkatha Freedom Party.

Voter turnout varied between 55.28% and 24.4% with an average of 35.81%, the IEC said.

By-elections were held on Wednesday in Senqu (Lady Grey) in the Eastern Cape, Ekurhuleni in Gauteng, Nongoma in KwaZulu-Natal, Polokwane in Limpopo, Ditsobotla (Lichtenburg) in Mpumalanga, and Cape Town in the Western Cape.

The ANC retained its seats in Senqu, Ekurhuleni, Polokwane and Ditsobotla.

The IFP retained its seat in Nongoma, while the DA won a ward in Cape Town from the ANC.
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