ANC hopes to re-take Tlokwe in by-election

2013-08-07 11:23
Annette Combrinck (Brendan Croft, Beeld)

Annette Combrinck (Brendan Croft, Beeld)

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

Johannesburg - Residents of Tlokwe in the North West have an opportunity to ensure an ANC victory at the by-elections set to take place on Wednesday, the party said.

"Today’s [Wednesday] by-elections are yet another opportunity for the people of the North West province to ensure an overwhelming victory for the ANC," spokesperson Kenny Morolong said in a statement.

"An ANC victory will enable the ANC-led government to continue to deliver services to the people of North West," he said.

The by-election came as a result of the unseating of ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle.

He was unseated twice when ANC councillors voted with the opposition to replace him with the DA's Annette Combrink, first in November, and again last month.

The ANC's provincial disciplinary committee expelled the 14 councillors concerned, resulting in them losing their seats.

By-elections will be held in Ward Nine in Tlokwe and in another eight wards in the province.

The Tlokwe ward will be contested by the ANC, the DA, the Congress of the People, the African People's Convention, and an independent candidate.
Read more on:    cope  |  da  |  anc  |  annette combrink  |  maphetle maphetle  |  mahikeng  |  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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
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.