Candidates contesting municipal by-elections on 14 September 2022
Two municipal ward by-elections will take place in KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape on Wednesday, 14 September 2022. The eight candidates from seven political parties will contest the by-elections.
In KwaZulu Natal:
Ward 12 in the uMhlathuze Municipality – KZN282 will be contested by James Siphamandla Sibiya from the African National Congress (ANC), Justino Dambi Tembe from Congregational Christian Unity (CCU); Sabelo Phiwayinkosi Sibiya from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Vincent Sgu Dludla from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).
The ward was previously represented by the ANC and became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. The voter turnout for this ward in the 2021 municipal elections was 42,63% and the ANC candidate won the ward with 59,29% of valid votes.
In Western Cape:
Ward 04 in the Prince Albert Municipality – WC052 will be contested by Edward Leonard Hattingh from the Africa Restoration Alliance (ARA), Magrietha Dorothea Jaftha from the Democratic Alliance (DA), Johnny Peter Hendricks of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF); and Goliat Lottering from the Karoo Gemeenskap Party (KGP).
The ward was previously represented by the Karoo Gemeenskap Party and became vacant as a result of the councillor’s membership being terminated. The voter turnout for this ward in the 2021 municipal elections was 69,31% and the KGP candidate won the ward with 31,56% of valid votes.
Source: Government of South Africa