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.
The ANC welcomes this victory as a confirmation of the the confidence people still have in the ANC. We want to assure our people that we will never take their votes for granted.
The ANC also wishes to thank the people of Ward 39 for showing confidence in the ANC as the only credible liberation movement.
We congratulate our candidate, cde Betty Cezula for being elected as a Ward Councillor. We will work together with all our elected representatives to ensure that we implement the ANC Election Manifesto.
William Kwekwe Bulwane
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