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ANC wins face-off with EFF in De Aar by-election


The ANC emerged victorious in the by-election held for Ward 3 in De Aar, within the Emthanjeni Local Municipality. The election saw a face-off between the ANC and the EFF.

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THE ANC won the by-election that was held for Ward 3 in De Aar, in the Emthanjeni Local Municipality, on April 24, which was contested by the EFF.

ANC candidate Brydo Mzingisi Mvenya won 1,447 or 79.29 percent of the votes compared to EFF candidate Sandile Walter Makhandula who secured 378 votes.

A total of 1,851 voters cast their votes during the by-election where there were 26 spoilt ballots.

The Pixley ka Seme ANC regional chairperson, Khathazile Tolong, thanked voters and volunteers for their hard work and believed that the ANC would win a landslide victory in the national general elections on May 29.

He also expressed support for party president Cyril Ramaphosa.

EFF provincial chairperson Shadrack Tlhaole said they were satisfied with their progress in the Emthanjeni region.

“The last time we contested in the sub-region was in 2021 where we attained three percent and it has now increased to 21 percent in the by-elections. We are a factor to be reckoned with and are preparing to put our mark on the Northern Cape come May 29,” said Tlhaole.

He predicted that the ANC would win a maximum of 40 percent in the national general elections.

“They only help the voters for one day and for the rest of the five years, people have to struggle without any services. Pixley ka Seme is no longer the stronghold of Premier Zamani Saul. We will not speak about coalitions with the ANC – as if we have lost.”

Electoral Commission of SA provincial electoral matters manager Elkin Topkin stated that the by-elections were concluded without incident.

He noted that the by-election came about following the resignation of a ward councillor.

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