By-elections: ANC wins 17 of 18 municipal wards

2010-10-08 00:00

THE Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced yesterday that the ANC won 17 of the 18 seats in municipal ward by-elections held yesterday in four different provinces.

IEC’s Kate Bapela said the only ward that eluded the ANC was ward 4 of Ndlambe municipality in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, which was won by an independent candidate, Zache Ngxingo.

Bapela said voter turnout varied between 29,61% and 62,77% with an average of 41,95% in the by-elections that took place in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and the Free State.

Six wards were uncontested and the ANC was the only party that fielded candidates in them.

Nicholas Siniko Bhengu of the ANC won the only KZN by-election, which took place in ward 7 of KwaDukuza municipality in Stanger.

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