Results of the municipal by-elections held on 20 January 2016

The African National Congress, the Democratic Alliance and the Inkatha Freedom Party all retained their wards in the nine by-elections contested in five provinces yesterday. 

Voter turnout varied between 26.36% and 53.56% with an average of 38.93%. Two wards were uncontested.

The new councillors for the African National Congress are:
Free State: Khehla Antony Sibeko in Ward 4 in the Phumelela [Vrede] Municipality – FS195. The ward was uncontested so no voting took place.  The seat was retained by the party. 
Free State: Sanna Mthimkhulu in Ward 1 in the Ngwathe [Parys] Municipality – FS203. The seat was retained by the party with 55.05% of the 1 319 votes cast. Voter turnout was 46.43%.
KwaZulu-Natal: Wiseman Mncedisi Khumalo in Ward 10 in the Ingwe [Creighton] Municipality – KZN431. The seat was retained by the party with 94.30% of the1 614 votes cast. Voter turnout was 36.67%.
North West: Nnuki Robert Tseke in Ward 28 in the Moretele [Makapanstad] Municipality – NW371. The ward was uncontested so no voting took place.  The seat was retained by the party.

The new councillors for the Democratic Alliance are:
Eastern Cape: Glenda Christina Mackelina in Ward 5 in the Camdeboo [Graaff-Reinet] Municipality – EC101. The seat was retained by the party with 59.17% of the 1 369 votes cast. Voter turnout was 47.14%. 
Gauteng: Phillip Andries Nel in Ward 42 in the Tshwane Metro [Pretoria] – TSH. The seat was retained by the party with 96.38% of the 4 648 votes cast. Voter turnout was 33.99%.
• North West: Cheryl Phillips in Ward 16 in the Rustenburg [Rustenburg] Municipality – NW373. The seat was retained by the party with 89.39% of the 1 570 votes cast.  Voter turnout was 26.36%.

The new councillors for the Inkatha Freedom Party are:
KwaZulu-Natal:  Sizwe Emmanuel Mbhele in Ward 10 in the Indaka [Waaihoek] Municipality – KZN233.  The seat was retained by the party with 47.06% of the 2 203 votes cast. Voter turnout was 53.56%. 
KwaZulu-Natal:  Nestar Bukwani Namana in Ward 15 in the Abaqulusi [Vryheid] Municipality – KZN263.  The seat was retained by the party with 50.40% of the 1 993 votes cast. Voter turnout was 50.88%.

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

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21 January 2016

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