South Africa 19.9.2013 10:28 am

IEC releases by-elections results

A number of municipal by-elections took place around the country on Wednesday.

Drakenstein municipality

The ANC has retained Ward Six in the Drakenstein municipality (Paarl), in the Western Cape.

Tryphina Nomana of the African National Congress secured 71,98 percent of the votes.

The ward was previously held by the ANC and became vacant when the councillor was expelled from the party.

Nomana was opposed by independent candidate Sithembiso Magqazana, and Zeniwokhe Ndwanya of the Democratic Alliance.

Mossel Bay

The DA has retained Ward Eight in Mossel Bay in a by-election.

The Democratic Alliance’s Dirk Kotze secured 64.45 percent of the vote against independent candidate Nicolaas Lodewyks, and Francois du Plessis of the African National Congress.

The ward was previously held by a DA councillor and became vacant when he was expelled from the party.

Ramotshere Moiloa

The ANC has retained ward two in Ramotshere Moiloa (Zeerust) in a by-election.

Pogiso Maetla of the African National Congress took 69.28 percent of the vote in the North West ward.

The ward was previously held by the ruling party but became vacant after the councillor resigned.

Opposing Maetla were Lesego Leka of the Azanian People’s Organisation and Lorraine Melamu of the United Christian Democratic Party.

Giyani

The ANC has retained ward eight in Giyani, Limpopo, in a by-election.

The African National Congress’s Makoma Modjela secured 83.25 percent of the votes against Morris Ngobeni of the African People’s Convention, Matome Sethibela of the Congress of the People, and Thulase Sithole of the Ximoko Party.

The ward became vacant when the previous ANC councillor died.

Mbhashe

The ANC has retained Ward 22 in Mbhashe (Dutywa), in the Eastern Cape.

The African National Congress’s Silulami Ndinisa garnered 82.77 percent of the vote, defeating independent candidate Mzekeleli Ndabangaye, Inkatha Freedom Party candidate Axolile Ntunja, and Xolani Msenge of the Pan Africanist Congress.

The post became vacant after the ANC incumbent resigned.

Merafong City

The ANC has retained Ward Four in Merafong City (Carletonville), in Gauteng.

The party’s Bukiwe Mafika won 69.20 percent of the votes.

The African National Congress candidate was opposed by independent candidate Elias Matabane, and the Democratic Alliance’s Vuyisile Mcunana.

The previous councillor, an ANC member, died.

eThekwini

The Democratic Alliance has retained Ward 33 in eThekwini (Durban) in a by-election, according to results released by the Independent Electoral Commission on Thursday.

The party’s Nicole Lee Graham won 86.97 percent of the votes.

She was opposed by the African National Congress’s Sandile Msibi and the National Freedom Party’s Nkosinathi Khanyile.

The ward was previously held by a DA councillor who resigned.

Lesedi

The Democratic Alliance was unopposed in ward nine in Lesedi (Heidelberg), in Gauteng, and thus retained the ward.

IEC spokeswoman Kate Bapela said the DA’s Gerhard Holtzhausen was the only candidate.

The ward was previously held by the DA and became vacant after the councillor died.

Sapa

 

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