The 10 closest by-election contests in SA since 2016

Since the 2016 municipal elections, there have been several by-elections that were so closely contested that the parties involved bit their fingernails down to the quick.

TimesLIVE presents the 10 closest contests of the past three years; by-elections that were decided by a handful of votes: 1. Ward 11 in Dr JS Moroka municipality, March 8 2017: Dr JS Moroka is in the north-western corner of Mpumalanga, bordering Gauteng and Limpopo.

The ANC won this ward in the 2016 elections by just 57 votes, receiving 1,294 votes and 49% of the vote.

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