Chris Hattingh MPL
DA Leader in North West
The North West Democratic Alliance noted the failure of the ANC to nominate a candidate for the April 24 Tswaing Ward 14 By-election. The DA also witnessed with concern the ANC’s attempts to register a candidate last week after the nomination deadline had expired and want to commend IEC officials for standing up against the ANC pressure to accept an illegitimate nomination – as was the case with 7 ANC nominations in the Tlokwe Council nominations in Potchefstroom during the 2011 elections.
The latest ANC failure to nominate a candidate for an election is another manifestation of the prolonged and endemic factionalism within the NW ANC with its devastating effects on clean governance and delivery.
The DA won ward 14 from the ANC during the 2011 Local Government Elections winning 52,1% of voter support in the ward and has nominated Mr Fanie Bam for the forthcoming by-election.