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Four Ward by-elections to be held in Eastern Cape on 18 September

Sep 5, 2019
Four Ward by-elections to be held in Eastern Cape on 18 September

Port Elizabeth - Four Ward by-elections are to be held on 18 September in four Eastern Cape municipalities. The IEC says these ward by-elections will be contested by 18 candidates.

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (Ward 20)

  •   UDM : Vukile Dlakavu
  •   SRWP : Sandile Patrick Kayana
  •   ANC : Mzimkulu Morris Ngabase
  •   INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE : Herald Mfundo Ngcelwane
  •   ACDP : Mc Claren Mandilake Njamela
  •   DA : Nandipa Qongqo
  •   EFF : Akhona Yaze

Buffalo City Metro (Ward 19)

  •   ACDP : Rodwell Cecil Fredericks
  •   DA : Johannes Dick Green
  •   ANC : Cedric Brian Pringle
  •   EFF : Buntu Stevens Sityo

Engcobo Local Municipality (Ward 15)

  • INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE : Solethu Mtsali
  • ANC : Tembinkosi Ngxangani
  • UDM : Nandipha Rashula
  • EFF : Nonceba Xhinti

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality (Ward 29)

  • UDM : James Dlamini
  • ANC : Mlawuli Marasha
  • EFF : Nonceba Ngeni

Thereafter, the next by election in the province will be held on 23 October 2019 due to the declaration of vacancies in the following municipalities:

  • Amahlati Local Municipality (Ward 5) due to the resignation of the ward councillor,
  • Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality (Ward34) due to the resignation of the ward councillor, and
  • Umzimbuvu Local Municipality (Ward 7) due to the death of the ward councillor.

"The electoral commission is calling on residents in these wards to ensure they are registered and if not, to go and register in order to participate in the by elections that will be held on 23 October 2019.  Voting stations within the affected wards will be open for registration from 08h00 to 17h00 on both days, 07 & 08 September 2019," the IEC said.

"A reminder that in order to be able to vote you need to be a registered voter and to bring your green bar-coded ID book, smart ID card or a valid temporary identity certificate with to the voting station."

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