Seven by-elections underway in Kimberley

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- citizen.co.za | 5 months ago

Political parties are set to go head-to-head at Northern Cape’s Sol Plaatje Municipality by-elections on Wednesday following the expulsion of seven African National Congress (ANC) councillors last year.

A court interdict application by the seven councillors to halt the by-elections was dismissed with costs by the Northern Cape High Court on Tuesday. The councillors were expelled in October 2018 for defying their party after they voted along with opposition parties to oust the then ANC mayor Mangaliso Matika.

Residents of Kimberley embarked on protests last year, demanding that Matika resign, accusing him of being corrupt.

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