Emfuleni by-election victory shows DA on track to win Gauteng

John Moodey MPL

Provincial Leader

The resounding victory for the DA in yesterday’s by-election in Ward 15 in Emfuleni shows that the DA is on track to win Gauteng in this year’s provincial elections. Mmotlane Mashabela is the new councillor for the ward.

The DA retained the ward with 1 257 votes against the ANC’s 744. This is a crushing defeat and poor poll performance for the ANC considering their 1 618 in the 2011 local government elections in this ward.

Yesterday’s victory is a testament to the confidence Gauteng voters have in the DA’s vision for Gauteng and our policies and candidates.

The DA is proud of the diverse list of dynamic candidates we are able to present to the people of Gauteng.

We are confident that the skills and experience of our candidates can deliver better governance in Gauteng and the vision of opportunities for all residents.

We thank all the DA voters, supporters, public representatives and volunteers who ensured this DA victory. In particular, I would like to thank the constituency head, Adv Hendrik Schmidt MP, and his team for their hard work and effort to ensure the DA not only retains the ward, but does so with a clear majority.

With this kind of enthusiasm, dedication and hard work, a DA victory in Gauteng is certain!