By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
*AS THE City Post has predicted the ANC has won the Ward 9 by-elections in Winterveldt with about 70 percent beating all the parties that tried to use residents as their voting cows. The ANC has earlier said the people of Winterveldt still want it to continue with their good work of providing services to them.
The residents has rejected the DAEFF which rented a crowd from around Tshwane and other areas of Gauteng to assist them with elections because people don’t want to associate themselves with soft counter revolutionary parties. Small parties like the African Christian Democratic Party, Al Jama-Ah; Arusha Economic Coalition, Forum 4 Service Delivery; and South African First did a great job by taking 3 percent of the DAEFF votes.
The ANC has yet again won by elections with two thirds after getting 68 percent of the votes followed by the DA by 17 percent, EFF got 10 percent small parties shared the 3 percent and 2 percent were spoilt ballot papers.
The DA tried by all means to get the votes by bringing their poster boy Solly Msimanga, including the Mickey Mouse MMC’s but voters, choose to ignore the DA and the London boy’s party the EFF. They tried to bride residents with blankets, food parcels and money for wearing DA t-shirts. Residents took the food parcels, blankets and money…continue to vote for ANC.
The ANC Regional Secretary , Eugene Bonzo Modise said the branches and volunteers have worked hard to make sure that the ward remain in the hands of the ANC.
“We are focused and determined. It is the second successive and comprehensive victory in Tshwane’s by elections for the ANC, our glorious revolutionary movement. From here we are going to ward 19 and we will win it without any doubt because the ANC is the only organisation that deliver services to the people.
“Comrade Barbara Baloyi has been tried and tested in the organisation; she will deliver the ANC mandate by making sure the people are getting services as our councillors are doing. She is ready to attend the next council meeting to represent the residents of ward 9.
“Congratulations to the RET (Regional Elections Team) and volunteers of the ANC in Tshwane, who came from all zones in the City. The struggle for a better life for all continues and victory is certain,” said Modise.
*Candidate who took part in by elections are Baloyi of the African National Congress; Thabiso Joseph Sikhosana from Al Jama-Ah; Jerry Phuti Tuuba from Arusha Economic Coalition; Themba Nelson Peter Donacabe from the Democratic Alliance; Mamane Lina Khoza from the Economic Freedom Fighters; Cornelius Lebogang Maponya from Forum 4 Service Delivery; Evelyn Modibaof the African Christian Democratic Party; Matshidiso Barbara; and Leseja Philemon Makgoka from South African First. firstname.lastname@example.org