AS reported in last week’s Greytown Gazette, the ANC retained Umvoti Municipality obtaining 53.66% of the ward, PR and district municipality votes with the IFP on 40,53%. In real numbers ANC received 59 622 and the IFP 45 030 votes. The DA had a total of 4 034, the EFF 1 543, African Mantungwa community 438 and the three Independents got 446 votes. In terms of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act the first council meeting of a newly elected council has to take place within 14 days of election results. The Umvoti Council meeting will therefore be held next Tuesday 23 August at 10am in the town hall, at which the Umvoti Mayor, Speaker and Executive Committee will be elected.