ANC loses 10 wards in Maluti-a-Phofung by-elections

- | 6 months ago

The African National Congress (ANC) has lost 10 wards and retained five in the fiercely contested by-elections in the Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality in the Free State.

Nine went to its former members who stood as independents and one to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).   The independent candidates were part of the 16 councillors who were expelled by the ANC for voting with the opposition in the removal of former Executive Mayor Vusi Tshabalala.

The contest for 15 wards involved 89 candidates from six political parties as well as 16 independent candidates.

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