29 Apr ANC lost ward 2 at Dikgatlong Municipality during by-elections

The ANC in the Northern Cape has lost ward 2 in the Dikgatlong Municipality at Barkly West, to an independent candidate. Mentley Bezuidenhoudt won the by-elections with 45 percent of the 54 percent votes cast. The ANC received 20 percent. The ward which became vacant after the death of the ANC councillor was recently plagued by violent service delivery protests, with residents accusing the ANC of failing to deliver basic services. The IEC's Elkin Topkins says the by-elections went smoothly without any hiccups…
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