ANC, DA, EFF and UDM go at it again in ECape Municipal By-Elections

NOVEMBER 8, 2016

The African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and United Democratic Movement (UDM) will lock horns again in six municipal ward by-elections that will take place in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday.

Understandably, the focus will be on who will take the Nelson Mandela Bay's Ward 4 (Walmer), where ANC Ward councillor candidate in the August 3 Local Government Elections, Nceba Dywili, was gunned down just before the polland Ward 14, which became vacant after the ANC Councillor resigned.

The DA is currently leading the Bay through a coalition with other smaller parties. It will, without a doubt want to add another two seats while the ANC would also want to prove it still has local support.

These are the six municipal by-elections that will take place in Eastern Cape:

  • Ward 17 in the Mbhashe Municipality – EC121 will be contested by Pumzile Makeleni of the African National Congress; Zamile Timbani of the Economic Freedom Fighters and Phumlani Msengeni of the United Democratic Movement. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 49.67%

  • Ward 11 in the Raymond Mhlaba Municipality – EC129 will be contested by Luyanda Tyhobeka of the African National Congress; Yonela Nuba of the Democratic Alliance and Anele Bonani of the Economic Freedom Fighters.  The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 58.59%

  • Ward 7 in the Port St Johns Municipality – EC154 will be contested by Fikile Andrew Jama of the African National Congress; Mkhulule Moses Sefa of the Civic Independent and Mthumeni Noxaka of the Economic Freedom Fighters.  The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 51.81%

  • Ward 26 in the Mbizana Municipality – EC443 will be contested by Onesimo Nofemele of the African National Congress; Fundile Nicholas Mbali of the Economic Freedom Fighters; Nobahle Harrient Magqabi of the National Freedom Party and Manene Ashworth Nontshe of the Socialist Party of South Africa.  The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 51.18%

  • Ward 4 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality – NMA will be contested by Johanna Marianne Lotter of the African Christian Democratic Party; Ayanda Tyokwana of the African National Congress; Thobani Sebastian Noqoli of the Democratic Alliance; Pepsi Lindile James of the Economic Freedom Fighters; Precious Zamukulunga Aja of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania; Thandeka Frenki of the United Democratic Movement and Khayalethu Heavyground Makalima of the United Front of the Eastern Cape. The Ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 53.17%

  • Ward 14 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality – NMA will be contested by Dolly Buti of the African National Congress; Victor Mbulelo Manyati of the Democratic Alliance; Vuyisile Oliphant of the Economic Freedom Fighters; Khanya Mbengashe of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania and Linda Penelope Mpako of the United Democratic Movement. The ward was previously represented by the African National Congress and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 62.34%