Municipal by-elections in the Eastern Cape on 13 December 2017

Municipal by-elections in the Eastern Cape on 13 December 2017

When: 13 December 2017 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Where: Ward 5 in Kouga Municipality; Ward 4 in Senqu Municipality; and Ward 6 in the Ntabankulu Municipality

Description:

Three municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday, 13 December 2017.

• Ward 5 in Kouga Municipality – EC108 with 3 592 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the termination of councillor membership from party.

Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
10120015                                      KRUISFONTEIN CIVIC CENTRE
10120060                                      VAALDAM COMMUNITY CRECHE

• Ward 4 in Senqu Municipality – EC142 with 3 479 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
11390048                                       MABELE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11390116                                       BEBEZA SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
11390295                                       MKUNYAZO JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11390598                                       KWABO JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11390600                                       MAKUMSHA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11390611                                       NTLANGANO JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

• Ward 6 in the Ntabankulu Municipality – EC444 with 4 060 registered voters which became vacant as a result of resignation of the councillor.

Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
11820136                                      NDILE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11820147                                      DINWAYO JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11820158                                      XAKANI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11820406                                      MTUKUKAZI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11820855                                      KRESTU CHURCH (TENT)
11821216                                      NGCWAMANI [ZANOKHANYO] JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL.
11821317                                      DUMAKUDE JUNIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL


The by-elections will be contested by two independent candidates and eight candidates representing four political parties as follows:

• Ward 5 in Kouga Municipality – EC108 will be contested by Desmond Neville Petersen, an independent candidate; Joseph Lukas of the African National Congress (ANC); Wilma Milinda Coenraad of the Democratic Alliance (DA); and Ntombizanele Dondashe of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The ward was previously represented by the DA and the seat became vacant as a result of termination of the councillor’s membership from the party. The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 65.08%, and the DA candidate won the ward with 57.94% of the valid votes.

• Ward 4 in the Senqu Municipality – EC142 will be contested by Manthse Sonia Binca, an independent candidate; Asanda Portia Mqakelana of the ANC; Tsireletso Mokharanyana of the EFF; and Nandipha Diana Bakamela of Sterkspruit Civic Association (SCA). The ward was previously represented by the ANC and the seat became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 53.64%, and the ANC candidate won the ward with 66.24% of valid votes.

• Ward 6 in the Ntabankulu Municipality – EC444 will be contested by Mzikayise Tshaka of the ANC; and Nkosinathi Mhlana of the EFF. The ward was previously represented by the ANC and the seat became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor. The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 48.84%, and the ANC candidate won the ward with 89.04% of valid votes.



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