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Ward by-elections taking place in the ECape and Mpumalanga next week

Jun 13, 2018
Ward by-elections taking place in the ECape and Mpumalanga next week

Two municipal ward by-elections will take place in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces on Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

The by-elections will be contested by one independent candidate and six candidates from four political parties. 

The by-election candidates and voting stations in the Eastern Cape are as follows:

  • Ward 6 in Emalahleni Municipality – EC136 will be contested by Nicholas Nqabeni James of the African National Congress (ANC); Thandokazi Mankeyi of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF); and Lundi Mdokwana of the United Democratic Movement (UDM). The ward was previously represented by the ANC and became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 62.23% and the ANC candidate won the ward with 93.89% of valid votes.

            Voting will take place at the following voting stations:

 

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

11070065

TEMBENI SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

11070245

XONXA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11070582

MATYANTYA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11070593

VULINDLELA SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11070740

EMAZIMENI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11070863

MTIRARA SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11070874

KUNDULU JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11071077

GQEBENYA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

11071088

GANDO SHEARING SHED

11071178

NONESI SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

11071730

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL

 

  • The by-election candidates and voting stations in Mpumalanga are as follows:Ward 5 in Bushbuckridge Municipality – MP325 will be contested by Elvis Nyathikase, an independent candidate; Sabelo Tears Mkhabela of the ANC; Lort Sbongiseni Mgwenya of the Better Residents Association (BRA); and Creens Mashele of the EFF. The ward was previously represented by the ANC and became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 Municipal Elections was 50.90% and the ANC candidate won the ward with 87.97% of valid votes.

Voting will take place at the following voting stations:

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

76170450

MATHIBELA HIGH SCHOOL

76170461

ELEXANDRIA HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL

76170472

MDUPING PRIMARY SCHOOL

76170540

KWETSI PRIMARY SCHOOL

76170663

KHULONG PRIMARY SCHOOL