Thursday, March 26, 2009

DA wins in Mitchells Plain and Bellville wards

By Mikhaila Crowie
26 March 2009

The Democratic Alliance has retained its seat in Ward 2 in Bellville and Parow and now tightened its grip on Ward 79, which consists, of Beacon Valley, Eastridge and parts of Portland.

Ward 2 became vacant in January when DA councillor Wim van der Bijl passed away.

Ward 79 became vacant after councillor Dennis Williams moved from the Independent Democrats to the DA.

The DA won nearly 97 percent of the vote in Parow and close-on 80 percent in Mitchells Plain.

Tension mounted in yesterday’s by-election in Mitchells Plain when the ID in the Western Cape claimed that some of their canvassers were ambushed and assaulted by a Democratic Alliance candidate and supporters.

Two cases of Crimen Injuria and Common Assault have been made and will be investigated.

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