Parties set for by-elections

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About 10216 people are registered to vote and will be casting their votes at ten different voting stations during the by-elections which will be held in Thaba Nchu on 1 March 2017.
The ward that is to be contested was won by ANC during the 2016 municipal elections and it became vacant following the sudden death of Councillor Tankiso Moea in November last year.
At a special council meeting held on Tuesday 14 February 2016, the council voted in favour of waiving the outdoor advertising fees for the by-elections. The political parties that have met the electoral requirements and are eligible to contest, are as follows:
• African National Congress
(ANC), represented by
Nozenza Betty Cezula
• Democratic Alliance (DA),
represented by Kabelo
Christopher Moreeng
• Economic Freedom Fighters
(EFF), represented by
Tsholohelo Moses Mosemeng
• Azanian Alliance Congress
(AAC), represented by
Tshidisang Simon Tsie
• Congress of the People
(COPE), represented by
Tatolo Abel Mphahlele
• Forum for Service Delivery
(F4SD) represented by
Chiloane Enock Thole
• Itumeleng McDonald Mosala
is an Independent Candidate.
The Provincial Manager of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Free State, Itumeleng Liba, encouraged those eligible to apply for special votes to make their request as soon as possible. “We urge the people who are eligible to vote during the by-elections to apply now. The applications have officially been launched on Monday and will close on Friday,” he said.
Eligible voters can apply by sending their Identity Document (ID) numbers via SMS to the following number: 32249, apply Online by visiting their IEC website at https://www.elections.org.za/content/For-Voters/Special-vote-online-application/, or call on their local IEC office and submit a MEC 35 form. – Seithati Semenokane
seithati@centralmediagroup.co.za