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EFF, ANC and DA contesting Kou-Kamma Municipality by-election

Apr 5, 2018
EFF, ANC and DA contesting Kou-Kamma Municipality by-election

A municipal ward by-election will take place in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday next week for the Kouka-Kamma Local Municipality's Ward 2. 

The by-election will be contested by three candidates from three political parties - Leon Fortein of the African National Congress (ANC); Julian Jansen of the Democratic Alliance (DA); and Siphokazi Lamani of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

According to the IEC, the ward was previously represented by the DA and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

Voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 65.41% and the DA candidate won the ward with 60.42% of valid votes.