ANC snatches KZN ward from DA in hotly-contested by-election

By: ANG Reporter

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is celebrating victory in the by-election on Wednesday in Ward 13 in Umdoni Local Municipality, a ward previously held by the DA.

ANC provincial secretary Bheki Mtolo said the party “pays tribute to individual members of the community who exercised their rights and voted for their candidates”.

“In yesterday’s by-election, the ANC emerged victorious which is a clear indication that the community has confidence in the glorious movement which has produced leaders such as Tolomane Mnyayiza.

“The ANC undertakes to strengthen service delivery to demonstrate appreciation to ordinary members of society who once again voted for the ANC. Acting in partnership with our communities, the ANC will ensure that the elected councillor holds regular meetings with the community.”

“The ANC has reiterated to its councillors that communication is a vital tool in ensuring that the right kind of service is delivered to the right kind of community.”

“Importantly, ANC councillors in Tolomane Mnyayiza Region, as guided by the robust engagements from the 9th ANC Elective Conference held this past weekend, will put on top of the agenda efforts aimed at driving local economic development in order to create jobs for local communities.”

Mtolo said: “all cadres of the movement understand that freedom without access to economic opportunities is not complete. Critically, the ANC wishes to congratulate the regional ANC leadership, the leadership of Umdoni Sub-Region, and all volunteers of the ANC for working tirelessly during the bi-election campaign period.”

“In addition, the ANC is encouraged by the undertaking from the local leadership that they will work with all political parties moving forward, especially those who have in their hearts, an interest of ensuring service delivery to our people.”

“This is a clear demonstration that the local leadership understands the party values of selfless service to the community. Indeed, in a democratic government such as ours, vulnerable members of society, have more interest in the solutions to local challenges other than individual interests.”

The results were as follows:

ANC – 470  votes

EFF – 378 votes

DA – 273 votes

AL-Jama-Ah – 243 votes

IFP – 147 votes

AMC – 70 votes

PFP – 14 votes

DFA – 01 votes

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