Candidates contesting Municipal By-Elections on 8 August 2018

Two municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday, 8 August 2018.

The by-elections will be contested by nine candidates from seven political parties.  

Details of the by-elections are as follows: 

• Ward 29 in the Mbhashe Municipality – EC121 will be contested by Philile Mayiji of the African National Congress (ANC); Kholiwe Dyomfana of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF); Nomandla Tshandana of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania; and Nothando Manqata of the United Democratic Movement. The ward was previously represented by the ANC and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. 

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 61.83% and the ANC candidate won the ward with 66.62% of valid votes.

• Ward 3 in Walter Sisulu Municipality – EC145 will be contested by Sivuyile Mnikina of the ANC; Khanyisa Sidney September of the African Transformation Movement; Matthee De Ridder Nel of the Democratic Alliance; Bongile David Xamlashe of the EFF; and Tshepiso Enerst Nodwele of the Maletswai Civic Association. The ward was previously represented by the ANC and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. 

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 58.14% and the ANC candidate won the ward with 53.43% of valid votes.

ISSUED BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
Ensuring free, fair and credible elections
27 July 2018

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