Following the passing on of Councillor Tankiso Moea of Ward 39, Thaba Nchu, Mangaung, the IEC declared a by-election to be held yesterday, 01 March 2017, to fill the vacancy.
The by-election was hotly contested, with five political parties and one independent candidate fighting for a ward councillor position.
The ANC in Free State is pleased with its performance in the by-election. From a total of 5 122 valid votes, cast at 10 different voting stations, a massive 2 339 were cast in favour of the ANC. The ANC won the ward with 45.3% of the votes cast.