Tlokwe shows DA not the solution - CDP

2013-08-08 20:19
(Picture: Sapa)

(Picture: Sapa)

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

Johannesburg - The ANC's retention of Ward 9 in the Tlokwe by-election indicates that the DA is not the answer to the ruling party's dominance, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) said on Thursday.

"Despite expectations that the African National Congress's internal woes in North West could benefit the Democratic Alliance, they did not actually pose any threat," CDP leader Theunis Botha said in a statement.

"Although the latest by-election results in Tlokwe indicate that smaller parties did not make much headway, it also shows that the DA is not a clear-cut solution to ending the ANC regime’s dominance."

Botha said parties with a Christian ethos should consider joining forces.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced on Thursday that the ANC had retained control of Ward 9 in Tlokwe, with 738 votes out of a total of 1 458 valid votes cast at two polling stations.

Independent candidate Khotso Ratikoane received 504 of the vote, putting him in second place.

The ward was also contested by the DA, which got 196 votes, the Congress of the People (Cope), which received eight votes, and the African People's Convention, which got 12 votes.

‘Resounding success’

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) congratulated the ANC on its "resounding success" in the by-election.

"The victory came after a well-oiled campaign to undermine the gains of the ANC by both its disgruntled members and the opposition parties," spokesperson Vusumuzi Bhengu said in a statement.

The ANC's supporters, including activists and young people, had mobilised in an extensive door-to-door campaign, he said.

"Thus, the overwhelming victory of the ANC was solely based on the vast human mass that rallied behind their long-established movement of struggle."

Earlier, National Education, Health, and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) North West secretary Patrick Makhafane congratulated the ANC on winning the by-election.

"Nehawu in the North West province congratulates both the ANC and the revolutionary alliance for their convincing win in the recently held by-elections in the area."

Makhafane said the victory should be used to regain control of the municipality and restore people's confidence in the ANC in preparation for the 2014 general elections.

- SAPA

Read more on:    cope  |  nehawu  |  cosatu  |  da  |  cdp  |  anc  |  iec  |  theunis botha  |  mahikeng  |  politics  |  elections 2014
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
112 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
 

An uncomfortable election

The latter few weeks of election 2014, have seen South Africans reeling from an assault on their comfort zone when it comes to voting, writes Daniel Silke

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Sir Lowry's Pass - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Old Sir Lowrys Pass Road
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Bezweni Road
  • Thursday Cape Town - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Buitengracht Street
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Waterkant Street
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia E7

Your mobile office Real-time emails with Mail for Exchange. Easy access to...

From R3499.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may find yourself putting in that extra effort on looking good and making an impression. ...read more

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

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.