Nkangala ANC ‘humbled’ by 55% win in fiercely contested Delmas by-elections

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Senior ANC and ANCYL leaders were out in numbers to woo voters on 9 November in Delmas. PICTURE: Supplied

The ANC in the Nkangala region is humbled by its victory, scoring 55% of the total votes in Delmas’s ward 6 by-elections.

“We are humbled by the good showing which saw a sweeping victory in the ward with a decisive majority,” said Sello Matshoga, the party’s spokesman in the Nkangala region.

“This victory has re-affirmed the decision of the ANC to listen to our people on the selection of candidates which was subjected to the approval of communities as opposed to imposing candidates in disregard of the people they serve,” he added.

The by-election in the area follows the forced removal of ANC ward councilor Maria Sepengane months ago after it was disovered she was not the one choosen by the community.

SEE HERE: ANC removes Delmas councilor, to call Sunday meeting for community members to choose their own.

Matshoga said: “The ANC will not take for granted this re-affirmation.

“The ANC and its government under the stewardship of Premier DD Mabuza will endeavor to improve local government performs to ensure that we continue improving the quality of life of our people and to make Mpumalanga a better place,” he said.

The ANC got 55.75%, the DA got 33.84% and EFF got 5.36%. The other parties that were contesting were the FF+ (2.05%), NFP (0.26%) and a Diiketse Sepenyane, who was contesting as an independent, got 2.53% of the total votes.

“We call on all our representatives not to take this re-affirmation for granted and to put our people first,’ added Matshoga.

(edited by MLM)

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