19 September 2013
The African National Congress said
it is satisfied with the results of the three by-elections which were held in Tlokwe on Wednesday.
The ANC won two out
of the three wards; the third was won by an independent candidate.
Jackson Mthembu said this again shows that the people of Tlokwe feel confident
of the ANC.
“We are looking
forward to the elections in the six wards that were postponed. And we are
confident that when that time comes we will then be able to restore the will of
the people by restoring an ANC Mayorship” Mthembu added.
Democratic Alliance said the significant increase in the support for the DA is
an endorsement of the performance in government over the last ten weeks.
Spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said the results in Tlokwe bode well for the 2014
Maimane said the
results indicate significant growth and despite intimidation and handing out of
food parcels we still managed to grow.
“We’ve seen some
great growth nearly doubling the votes of the DA in 2011 and the community is
responding positively to the DA” added Maimane.
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