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Results of the April 24 by-elections - IEC

Kate Bapela
25 April 2013

Among other results PAC candidate won ward off ANC in Thohoyandou, Limpopo

Results of the municipal by-elections held on 24 April 2013

25/04/2013

The Electoral Commission (IEC) said the African National Congress won 10 of the 19 municipal ward by-elections which took place on Wednesday, 24 April 2013. Of the remaining seats, five went to the Democratic Alliance and three went to the Independent Candidates, whereas Pan Africanist Congress of Azania won one seat. 

Voter turnout varied between 73,33% and 19,50% with an average of 33.03%. 

There were two (2) by-elections for the Eastern Cape, one of which was uncontested. The new councillors all represent the African National Congress. They are: 

  • Nceba Hokwana in Ward 5, Engcobo [Engcobo] Municipality - EC137. This ward was uncontested. The seat was retained by the party; 
  • Bandile Nicholas Nqodi in Ward 5, Elundini [Mount Fletcher] Municipality - EC141. The seat was retained by the party. 

A further two (2) by-elections each took place in the Free State and North West provinces. The new councillors are: 

  • Morena William Thabiso Mabaleng, an independent candidate in Ward 7, Setsoto [Senekal] Municipality - FS191. In the Free State. The seat was previously represented by the African National Congress 
  • Nokuthula Mirriam Mtshali of the African National Congress in Ward 10, Metsimaholo [Sasolburg] Municipality - FS204. In the Free State. The seat was retained by the party 
  • Glen Michael Mutle of the African National Congress in Ward 9, Rustenberg [Rustenberg] Municipality -NW373. In North West. The seat was retained by the party. 
  • Paul Stephanus Bam of the Democratic Alliance in Ward 14, Tswaing [Dalareyville] Municipality - NW382. In North West. The seat was retained by the party 

One (1) by-election each took place in Gauteng, Northern Cape and Western Cape. The new councillors are: 

  • Christopher Glen Santana of the Democratic Alliance in Ward 115, City of Johannesburg [Johannesburg] Municipality - JHB,-Gauteng. The seat was retained by the party; 
  • Paul Vries, an independent candidate, in Ward 3, in !KHEIS [Groblershoop] Municipality - NC084 in Northern Cape. The seat was previously represented by the African National Congress, and 
  • Adriana Maria Joubert of the Democratic Alliance in Ward 7, Hessequa [Heidelberg/Riversdale] Municipality - WC042. The seat was retained by the party. 

Seven (7) by-elections took place in Limpopo. The new councillors are: 

  • Mahlalele Donald Hlangwini of the African National Congress in Ward 24, Greater Tzaneen [Tzaneen] Municipality - LIM333. The seat was retained by the party; 
  • Thomani Paul Thabela of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania in Ward 33, Thulamela [Thohoyandou] Municipality - LIM343. The seat was previously represented by the African National Congress 
  • Selege Paul Diketane of the African National Congress in Ward 25, Makhuduthamaga [Ngwaritsi] Municipality - LIM473. The seat was retained by the party. 
  • Kotupo Elizabeth Dieale of the African National Congress in Ward 27, Makhuduthamaga [Ngwaritsi] Municipality - LIM473. The seat was retained by the party 
  • Phashe Jonas Marutla of the African National Congress in Ward 28, Makhuduthamaga [Ngwaritsi] Municipality - LIM473. The seat was retained by the party 
  • Putina Joel Hlatywayo of the African National Congress in Ward 20, Greater Tubatse [Burgersfort/Ohrigstad/Eastern Tubastse] Municipality - LIM475. The seat was previously represented by an independent councillor. 
  • Alfred Welly Mboyane an Independent candidate in Ward 23, Greater Tubatse [Burgersfort/Ohrigstad/Eastern Tubastse] Municipality - LIM475. The seat was previously represented by the African National Congress. 

Three (3) by-elections took place in Mpumalanga,. The new councillors are: 

  • Werner Le Grange of the Democratic Alliance in Ward 17, Mbombela [Nelspruit] Municipality - MP322. The seat was retained by the party; 
  • Trudie Maria Johanna Grova Morgan of the Democratic Alliance in Ward 30, Mbombela [Nespruit] Municipality - MP322. The seat was retained by the party; 
  • Jabulile Zodwa Mtileni of the African National Congress in Ward 10, Nkomazi[Nkomazi] Municipality - MP324. This ward was uncontested. The seat was retained by the party.

Statement issued by Kate Bapela, Independent Electoral Commission, April 25 2013

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The people of Rustenburg had no water for a month!
How can they vote for the ANC?

Illiterates!

by Brett on April 25 2013, 23:53
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Reality
So, overall, the ANC lost 3 seats.

by Knysna Keep on April 26 2013, 07:30
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Results of the April 24 by-elections - IEC
I hope ANC does not take this lightly at all because this was really an atrocious performance, how do we lose seats to Independent candidates???? At least we didn't lose seats to DA though.........

by Dan Modupi on April 26 2013, 08:29
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Dan Modupi
Dan, please go and read the full analysis of the results. You will notice a huge drop in % in votes for the ANC in favor of the DA. Also pay attention to the low percentage votes that were brought out. The non-voters can be counted as anti-ANC voters!

by Abraham Khotso on April 26 2013, 09:08
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Outcome of By Elections
A vote of Confidence for the Ruling party - National Elections attract more attention and that is where people will reject the DA en masse. The DA is quite about the inequalities in our society ....especially how those who benefited from the past regime . .more

by Vutlhari on April 26 2013, 12:11
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Reply to Vutihari. Charity is a good thing...
It is not wrong to be priviledged yourself - after all, it is not something that you have done to yourself - so long as you have not yourself done anything at the expense of another person. i.e.. that you have not acted immoraly.

The only . .more

by Paul C on April 26 2013, 13:58
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Reply to Vutihari
Go and read the following speech by Mamphela Rhampele and your questions will be answered even with the only 10 brain cells you are proud to have:

http://www.agangsa.org.za/2013/02/18/speech-rekindling-the-south-african-dream/

by Abraham Khotso on April 26 2013, 15:06
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Elections
I am surprised that there are people who still support the corruption and theft. Poor stupid sods.

by Gaina on April 26 2013, 17:08
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