ANC retains ward in Thaba Nchu by-elections

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The African National Congress (ANC) retained Ward 39 in Thaba Nchu in the municipal by-elections held on Wednesday 1 March.

The Mangaung Municipality ward was hotly contested after it became vacant due to the death of ANC councillor, Tankiso Moea, last year.

Nozenza Cezula will take over as the new councillor after the ANC received 45.29% of the 5 379 votes casted.

Voter turnout declined by 2% as 51.64% of the registered voters took to the polls at the ten voting stations in the area compared to the 2016 Municipal Elections.

Thaba Nchu by-election results. Source: elections.org.za
Thaba Nchu by-election results. Source: elections.org.za

The Democratic Alliance (DA) received the second most votes with 26,08%. Independent candidate, Itumeleng McDonald Mosala, received the third most votes with 16.95%.

The ANC in the Free State is expected to announce the party retaining the ward in a press briefing at the ANC House in the Bloemfontein CBD this afternoon (Thursday 2 March).

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News