ANC secures four wards in by-elections

2015-02-05 10:18
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Johannesburg - The ANC secured four wards in Wednesday's by-elections, according to results released by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) on Thursday.

The African National Congress retained Ward 2 in Nala, Free State, with its candidate Meriam Ncheche taking 47.09% of the votes.

The ANC also retained Ward 5 in Swellendam, Western Cape, with candidate Gladys Libazi securing 72.63% of the votes. Ward 1 in Amahlathi was uncontested and secured by ANC candidate Dumisani Mzili.

The ANC managed to defeat the Democratic Alliance in Ward 10 of Witzenberg [Ceres], Western Cape, with its candidate Andries Smit taking 43.38% of the votes.

The ANC in the Western Cape said it was elated with the results.

"The ANC also notes the ANC won with a marked margin over the DA," said provincial leader Marius Fransman in a statement.

"The ANC is elated with the trust and support of the voters that showed the ANC is still the only party that represent their hopes and aspirations."

An earlier report stated the ANC had retained three wards and won a new ward from the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape.

The IEC, however, has clarified confusion around that initial report.

The commission explained that councillor Piet Waterboer in Ward 10 of Witzenberg (Ceres, Western Cape) was a DA councillor in the 2011 local government elections. However he defected to the ANC and in January 2013 won the ward for the ruling party in the most recent by-elections.

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