Xasa Gazettes Metro By-Elections
Eastern Cape Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Fikile Xasa has published November 5 as the date for two by-elections in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Two other by-elections in the province, in Nkonkobe (Alice) and Mbhashe (Idutywa) will be held on the same day.
In Nelson Mandela Bay’s Ward 42, the ANC won the ward in the 2011 Local Government Elections taking 89.87% of the vote to 7.58% of COPE.
In Nelson Mandela Bay’s Ward 46, the ANC took 64.89% of the vote to the 22.43% won by the DA, 9.48% for COPE and 1.79% for the PAC.
In Ward 4 of the Mbhashe Local Municipality, the ANC won 72.33% of the vote in 2011, ahead of COPE (21.43%) and the UDM (3.56%).
The ANC also won Ward 19 in Nkonkobe (Alice) in the 2011 poll with 90.04%, ahead of the PAC (5.72%) and DA (4.24%). - MetroMinutes.
Photo caption: MEC Fikile Xasa has named the 5th of November as the date for the Nelson Mandela Bay By-Elections.
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