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NC ANC celebrates a landslide victory

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The ANC has welcomed its landslide victory in the by-elections that were held in 20 wards in the Northern Cape on Wednesday.

THE ANC has welcomed its landslide victory in the by-elections that were held in 20 wards in the Northern Cape on Wednesday.

The ANC clinched 19 of the 20 wards that were contested in the Province.

ANC provincial secretary Deshi Ngxanga pointed out on Thursday that the party had managed to wrestle two wards away from the DA.

“We express our gratitude to the people of the Northern Cape who ensured that we not only retained our wards but that we also won over wards from the opposition. We do not take for granted the support and confidence displayed by our communities and commit to double our efforts in delivering services to the people of the Northern Cape,” said Ngxanga.

He thanked the volunteers who had “worked tirelessly to encourage members to vote”.

“There is still a lot of hard work that lies ahead and we still have a long way to go in ensuring that we cushion many of our people from the realities of poverty, unemployment and inequality.”

The ANC in the Frances Baard region celebrated the outcomes of the highly- contested by-elections in Phokwane Municipality, which has been riddled with political infighting and service delivery has ground to a halt.

ANC regional spokesperson Tshepo Louw said the party contested all 10 wards in the Phokwane sub-region.

“The ANC managed to come out victorious as it retained all nine wards and won ward six that has been under the DA since the dawn of democracy,” said Louw.

He stated that the ANC provincial leadership would take responsibility for the region.

“We will hold councillors fully accountable in making sure that service delivery is accelerated. We also take note of the state of Phokwane Municipality. We can assure the community of Phokwane at large that the first thing on the agenda is to elect new councillors in the respective wards.”

Louw added that the ANC was committed to prioritising the needs of the community and improving on service delivery.