Results of the municipal By-Elections held on 13 December 2017

The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) both retained the wards they won in the 2016 Municipal Elections during the by-elections contested yesterday in the Eastern Cape.

• Wilma Milinda Coenraad of the Democratic Alliance is the new councillor in Ward 5 of Kouga Municipality in EC 108. The DA retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections but with a decreased margin of 40.16% of the votes cast compared to 57.82% it obtained in the 2016 Municipal Elections.

Voter turnout was 52.00% compared to 65.09% in the 2016 Municipal Elections.

• Asanda Portia Mqakelana of the African National Congress is the new councillor in Ward 4 of Senqu Municipality – EC142. The ANC retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections, increasing its margin from 60.17% of votes cast in the 2016 Municipal Elections to 76.71% yesterday.

Voter turnout was 40.32% compared to 53.62% in the 2016 Municipal Elections.

• Mzikayise Tshaka of the African National Congress is the new councillor in Ward 6 of Ntabankulu Municipality – EC444. The ANC retained the seat it won in the 2016 Municipal Elections but with a lesser margin of 85.36% of votes cast compared to 91.32% in the 2016 Municipal Elections.

Voter turnout was 47.83% compared to 47.28% in the 2016 Municipal Elections.

The detailed results are available on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za.

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

Centurion
14 December 2017

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