Ruling party maintains control in Ward 18 following by-elections

- | 5 months ago

THE ANC beat the EFF in last week’s by-election in Ward 18, which was contested by only two candidates.

The ward, which includes areas of Mpumelelo and Unit 14, was left without a councillor when ANC’s Sindi Gwala died in June. The area’s new councillor is Mabhungu Moses Mkhize, who secured 3 013 votes, while the EFF’s Alex Zandiswa Mabaso got only 396.

Mkhize’s victory shattered the EFF’s aspiration to register Ward 18 as its first victory in Msunduzi as the party does not control any of Msunduzi’s 39 wards.

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