DA wins by elections in Eastern Cape

The Democratic Alliance romped home to convincing victories in two by-elections, held on Wednesday, 2 April, in Ward 1 in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and in Ward 4 in the Buffalo City Metro.

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In Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), the DA obtained 85,7% of the vote and in Buffalo City (East London) 93,12% of the vote.

This bodes well for the DA as they strive to become the official opposition in the Eastern Cape provincial government in the elections that take place on 7 May.

The results for Ward 1 in NBM are:

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DA: 3 196
ANC: 172
UDM: 4
Independent candidate: 357

The results for Ward 4 in BCM are:

DA: 3 333
ANC: 246

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