ANC wins five Wards in by-elections

The Electoral Commission announced the results of the 24 by-elections held across 17 municipalities in all nine provinces on December 9. 2020.

In Mpumalanga, Lucky Nhlanhla Shongwe of the African National Congress won in Ward 5 in the Nkomazi Municipality. The party retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections, with 78.44% of the votes cast compared to 90.78% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout was 21.74%.

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Thandeka Vestar Ngcane of the ANC won in Ward 15 in the Nkomazi Municipality. The party retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections, with 85.67% of the votes cast compared to 76.04% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 27.11%.

Matthews Mangani of the ANC won in Ward 08 in the Bushbuckridge Municipality. The party won the seat from the Better Residents Association which had won it in the 2016 Municipal Elections. The total votes cast in favour of the candidate was 71.85% compared to 58.11% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 30.17%.

Grinios Betsang Sebatane of the ANC won in Ward 18 in the Bushbuckridge Municipality. The party won the seat from the Better Residents Association which had won it in the 2016 Municipal Elections. The total votes cast in favour of the candidate was 84.45% compared to 53.51% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 14.82%.

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Selby Owen Malatsie of the ANC won in Ward 32 in the Bushbuckridge Municipality. The party won the seat from the Better Residents Association which had won it in the 2016 Municipal Elections. The total votes cast in favour of the candidate was 68.27% compared to 47.19% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 25.05%.

Results per party:

The African National Congress:

  • Retained 12 wards
  • Lost 1 ward
  • And won 5 new wards.
  • The Democratic Alliance
  • Retained 6 wards
  • Lost 2 wards The Land Party:

The Land Party:

won 1 new ward

The Better Residents Association:

Lost 3 wards

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