ANC scores victory in KZN by-election



An ANC member holds a party flag at the official memorial service for Minister of Public Service and Administration, Collins Chabane, held at Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria.

Rustenburg – The African National Congress (ANC) won 12 wards out of 21, in closely contested by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal, according to results published on the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) website on Thursday.

The ANC won ten wards in the Mtubatuba municipality, one in Ingwe and one in Ixopo.

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) won nine wards.

The ANC also won one ward in Limpopo and two in the Free State. In the North West, the ANC was uncontested for on ward.

In the Western Cape, the Democratic Alliance won the Oudtshoorn municipality, while the ANC won two in the Langeberg municipality.

The by-elections took place in 27 wards, with the 119 candidates representing 9 parties on Wednesday. The focus was on Mtubatuba municipality, on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast which was dissolved in February due to political clashes between the African National Congress (ANC) and National Freedom Party (NFP) councillors.

“Voters in this municipality will receive two ballot papers, one for the ward and one for the PR candidates.” the IEC said. in a statement on Wednesday.

The ANC, Democratic Alliance (DA), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), NFP and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are vying for votes in the Mtubatuba by-elections.