JOHANNESBURG, July 26 – The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has snatched a ward from the Africa National Congress (ANC) in a by-election in KwaZulu-Natal’s Mthonjeni Municipality.
”The IFP received 52.17 percent of the votes cast compared to 51.57 percent won by the ANC in the 2016 municipal elections. Voter turnout yesterday [Wednesday] was 57.19 percent,” the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Thursday.
However, in the North West, the governing party retained its ward 19 at Mafikeng Municipality, although with a reduced margin of 41.19 percent compared to 62 percent in 2016, with a voter turnout of 36.90 percent, the IEC said. (ANA)