Wednesday’s by-elections in Ekurhuleni ended without disruptions

Wednesday’s by-elections in Ekurhuleni ended without disruptions

Three wards in Ekurhuleni, in Gauteng, took part in Wednesday’s by-elections.

Ward 27 in Benoni was one of the wards under contest.

The ward, with more than 16 000 registered voters, needed a new leader following the resignation of councillor Jacques Meiring from the Democratic Alliance.

While one resident told the public broadcaster that he didn’t see the need to vote, others have said they believe their vote will make a difference.  

No disruptions nor glitches were reported in the wards that were taking part in the polls. Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, Glen Mashinini, visited four voting stations in the metro.

Seventy seven candidates participated in the Wednesday elections, which took place in 118 polling stations across the country.

The candidates represented 14 political parties and 18 of them were independent contenders.

The polls were preceded by special voting on Tuesday for the frail and essential workers who could not partake on Wednesday.

In the clip below, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Mawethu Mosery, says they are happy with how things proceeded on both days.