Candidate dies few hours after winning ward

2011-05-19 10:48

An ANC local government candidate died this morning just hours after winning his ward in Manguzi, northern KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC said.

“We can confirm that our candidate Dlanini Tembe died of natural causes in hospital this morning. He died after he had won Ward 17,” said ANC leader in the area Celiwe Madlopha.

The ward was previously controlled by the IFP, she said.

A by-election would be held after the elections to find Tembe’s replacement.

KwaZulu-Natal Independent Electoral Commission chief Mawethu Mosery was expected to update the media on the province’s results at midday.

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