Landslide win for DA in Mpumalanga wards

2014-07-03 07:24


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance won by-elections in the Emalahleni and Govan Mbeki local municipalities in Mpumalanga on Wednesday, the party said.

"The DA in Mpumalanga tonight retained its wards with an overwhelming majority during by-elections held in the Emalahleni and Govan Mbeki local municipalities," DA MPL Anthony Benadie said in a statement.

The party received 91.2% of the vote in Emalahleni, up from 85.7% in 2011, and 92.38% in the Govan Mbeki municipality, up from 84.40% in 2011.

The African National Congress's support in both wards plummeted by almost 50%, according to Benadie.

"These results once again signify the DA difference that transcends all race and socio economic divides, and that voters feel safe in entrusting their votes to the DA," he said.

Both wards became vacant when former ward councillors Henro Kruger and Tarnia Baker were elected to the National Assembly in the 2014 national and provincial elections.

"We wish both our newly elected ward councillors, Jolandi Breetzke of Emalahleni and Pierre Bosch of Govan Mbeki, the greatest of success, and have the fullest confidence in both to continue bringing the DA difference to the communities they were elected to serve," said Benadie.
Read more on:    da  |  mbombela  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Meet instagram star, Pumpkin the racoon

With 300 000 followers and growing Pumpkin is winning over the internet!



The cats that cost R35 000
Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy
13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Plant some seeds. Your innovative mind is on fire and your ingenious ideas may just be the seeds for future projects. You may more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.