THE Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has received
results from 31 of the 59 voting stations in the Metsimaholo Municipality
The by-elections are a result of the ANC losing governance
in the municipality, after August 2016 local government elections.
Following that, the DA, EFF, FF Plus and civic organisation
Metsimaholo Community Association (MCA) formed a coalition government which
elected the MCA's Sello Hlasa as mayor.
The IEC released the early voting tally as they indicate
that the SACP isn't the preferred choice for the voting population of Metsimaholo.
The following ward's results have been released.
- Ward 1 - ANC: 39.50%
- Ward 8 - ANC: 49.90%
- Ward 9 - ANC :45.81%
- Ward 10 - ANC: 40.51%
- Ward 14 - DA :74.35%
- Ward 15 - DA : 69.75%
- Ward 16 - DA : 81.62%
- Ward 17 - DA : 50.07%
- Ward 18 - DA : 82.63%
On Wednesday, allegations of by-election polls being rigged
have surfaced in Sasolburg's Zamdela, in the Free State, where voting took
place on Wednesday.