ANC bombs in Free State by-elections, blames internal squabbles

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Despite vigorous 11th-hour campaigning by ANC heavyweight – party secretary-general Ace Magashule – in the past few weeks, the ANC had a dismal showing in the by-elections held on Wednesday in the Maluti-a-Phofung municipality.

The ruling party retained control of the municipality but suffered a massive blow that saw it losing support in 10 wards. Nine former ANC councillors who were expelled from the party contested as independent candidates and secured nine wards.

One ward went to the Economic Freedom Fighters.

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