Gert Sibande ANC says winning of Mpuluzi by-elections with 87% is “receiving of mandate”

They say they humble themselves before the communities that continue to have trust in the party as a vehicle for change.

The ANC in the Gert Sibande region of Mpumalanga this week said the 87% victory in the Mpuluzi by-election is nothing but the receipt of a “mandate” from the people.

They say they have noted “there are areas of concern” that needed “improvement” and will do exactly that.

A by-election had to be declared by the IEC in Mpuluzi’s ward 6 area of the Chief Albert Luthuli sub-region when the councillor in the area passed away.

The new ANC councillor in the area is now Sibusiso Dube who got 87.11% on the 10 April 2019 by-election in the area. The EFF and IFP also contested the Mpuluzi ward.

ANC regional spokesman Sabelo Sikhakhane said the party in the region “receives the mandate given to it by the people”.

He said they also won a ward in Msukaligwa’s by-election on the same day, where ward 13 contestant Kenny Dhludhlu received 74% of the total votes. Also here the EFF and IFP contested the ward.

“The ANC’s overwhelming victory in both wards is a show of trust and a support placed by our people to the movement that continues to change people’s lives for the better, ” Sikhakhane said.

“As the organisation in Gert Sibande, we note that there are areas of concern that we must improve on and we are confident that this is possible through our formidable structures,” he said, adding they are looking forward to another victory on 8 May 2019 general elections.

(edited by ZK)

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