July 13, 2024

Mangaung ANC Retains Seats In Hostly Contested By-election

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The ANC in Mangaung, Free State, has retained all four seats that they won in the 2021 municipal elections.

FILE PHOTO: Members of the ANC hold up posters of candidates to vote for as by-elections were taking place on 19 July 2023. PICTURE: Facebook/ ANC Free State

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MANGAUNG: The party retained its seats with 63% of the total votes cast, compared to 64% obtained in the municipal elections.

The African National Congress (ANC) in Mangaung, Free State, has retained all four seats that they won in the 2021 municipal elections.

The seats were hotly contested in a by-election held on Wednesday. They became vacant after seven councillors were expelled from the party for voting with the opposition to elect the new executive mayor and a speaker.

The party retained its seats with 63% of the total votes cast, compared to 64% obtained in the municipal elections. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the voter turnout was 48%.

Free State IEC Spokesperson, Mathabo Rasengane, breaks down the names of the ward councillors.

They include:

  • Ward 7 – Siza Clement Sehloho, who won with 54.34% percent,
  • Ward 29 – Dikololo Elias Matsephe with 56.79%
  • Ward 49 – Mohanuwa Julia Lekhwele with 41.41%
  • Ward 50 – Thabo Nicholas Monare with 63.60%.

Meanwhile, during the by-elections contested on 19 July 2023 in other provinces such as the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, North West and Western Cape provinces, the results as the following:

The new ANC councillors are:

  • Ntombovuyo Monica Sebatana, in ward 05 Senqu Municipality – EC142, Eastern Cape. The party retained the seat it won in the 2021 Municipal Elections, with 70,08% of the total votes cast, compared to 69,96% during the 2021 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 37,85%.
  • Keogile Peter Ntshabele, in Ward 11 Rustenburg Municipality – NW373, North West. The party retained the seat it won in the 2021 Municipal Elections, with 61,71% of the total votes cast, compared to 60,48% during the 2021 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 33,71%.

The new IFP councillors are:

  • Celinhlanhla Nkululeko Mbambo, in Ward 02 Nkandla Municipality – KZN286, KwaZulu-Natal. The party retained the seat it won in the 2021 Municipal Elections, with 77,39% of the total votes cast compared to 65,50% during the 2021 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 48,58%.
  • Swelihle Siyanda Masuku, in Ward 06 Mthonjaneni Municipality – KZN285, KwaZulu-Natal. The party won a seat previously held by the ANC after the 2021 Municipal Elections, with 62,51% of the total votes cast, compared to 45,32% during the 2021 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 57,87%.

The new DA councillors are:

  • Theresa Jeyi, in Ward 16 George Municipality – WC044, Western Cape. The party won a seat previously held by the GOOD party after the 2021 Municipal Elections, with 46,05% of the total votes cast, compared to 38,80% during the 2021 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 44,06%.
  • Marchell Elton Frederick Kleynhans, in Ward 27 George Municipality – WC044, Western Cape. The party won a seat previously held by the GOOD party after the 2021 Municipal Elections, with 35,85% of the total votes cast, compared to 36,20% during the 2021 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 47,60%.

The new PA councillor is:

  • Christo Alexander, in Ward 20 George Municipality – WC044, Western Cape. The party won a seat previously held by the GOOD party after the 2021 Municipal Elections, with 25,82% of the total votes cast, compared to 26,99% during the 2021 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 57,98%.
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