Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mitchells Plain voters head to the polls

By Mikhaila Crowie
25 March 2009

Voting stations in Ward 79, which consists of areas Beacon Valley, Eastridge and parts of Portland, have been opened today for a by-election, in order to choose another ward councillor, following the resignation of Dennis Williams.

Most of the voters in the area hope their vote will bring employment to the area, which is plagued by evictions and drug abuse.

The by-election will be contested by 7 parties, namely the Democratic Alliance, The African National Congress, the Congress of the People, the Independent Democrats, the Universal Party, the African Bond of Unity and the Cape Party.

Dennis Williams will represent the Democratic Alliance after resigning from the Independent Democrats.

He cited that there was too much in-fighting within the party.

The voting stations are: Alliance Francaise in Wall Street Portland; Oval North High School; Baecon Valley Community Centre; Beaconvale Community Centre for the Frail and Aged; Town Centre Library; Eastville Primary School; Imperial Primary School and Beacon Valley and Littlewood Primary School.

Voting station are open from 7am-7pm and for more information you may call the Independent Electoral Commission on 021 944 5300 or the toll free number 0800 22 1350.


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