DA bags two wards in Mbombela

2013-04-25 07:19
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Mbombela - The Democratic Alliance won two wards in Mbombela in the municipal by-elections, the party said on Wednesday.

Werner le Grange and Trudie Grove-Morgan would be the councillors for Wards 17, which covers Nelspruit and Steiltes, and Ward 30, which covers White River, said DA provincial leader Anthony Benadie in a statement.

The number of votes had increased from the previous elections in which the DA had won.

Ward 17 had increased by 6.3% to reach an 86% vote.

Ward 30 had increased by 11% to reach 78.3%, the statement said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) spokesperson Kate Bapela said the elections were going well in 19 wards across eight provinces.

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