The Africa National Congress (ANC) lost control of two wards in the hotly-contested by-elections held in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape on Wednesday, 1 June.
ANC RETAINS THREE WARDS, LOSES TWO IN BY-ELECTIONS
The governing party managed to retain three wards and lost a ward each to the DA and EFF in Northern Cape and Gauteng, respectively.
The new councillors for the ANC are:
Ntshavheni Thovhedzo Mutavhatsindi in Protea Glen, Soweto – Ward 53, in the City of Johannesburg Municipality.
The ANC retained the seat with 33,02% of the vote followed by the EFF with 29,05% and ActionSA with 18,25%. The DA came in fourth with just 4,04% of the vote.
Voter turnout was 30,18% on Wednesday, according to the Electoral Commission.
Sphiwe Sihle Ndlovu retained Ward 13 in UMvoti Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal for the ANC with 33,84% followed by the IFP (32,5%) and ABC (32,36%).
Voter turnout: 59,21%.
Nteteleng Joseph Mashabela retained Ward 10 in the Dr JS Moroka Municipality, Mpumalanga with 68,26% of the vote. The EFF was second with 14,27% and AIPO came third with 3,34%.
Voter turnout: 34,95%.
The new councillor for the EFF is:
Lindokuhle Emmanuel Biyela won Ward 29 in the Rand West City Municipality, Gauteng. The EFF leapfrogged the ANC to first place with 54,81% of the vote, the ANC had 39.8% and DA came in third with 4,3%.
Voter turnout: 34,33%.
The new councillor for the DA is:
Johan Hendrik Vermeulen took Ward 4 in Kareenerg Municipality from the ANC with 42,77% of the vote, the ANC followed with 32,59% and the EFF had 19,76%.
Voter turnout: 72,83%.
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