Anthony Benadie MPL
Provincial Leader – Mpumalanga
Last night, the DA won another decisive by-election victory in Ward 12 Thaba Chweu, when we thrashed the ANC with a winning margin of over 87,6%, obtaining 541 votes over 76.
The ward became vacant after Sonja Boshoff was nominated to represent Mpumalanga at the National Council of Provinces, and in the wake of an intensive campaign, led to the election of Nicko Janse van Vuuren to take the DA’s work forward.
Residents’ overwhelming endorsement of the DA shows that the DA is increasingly becoming the party of choice for South Africans to provide their service delivery needs, secure in the knowledge that a vote for the DA is a vote for a better life.
The DA extends its most sincere thanks to each and every voter who came out to cast their votes today, and we are humbled by the confidence that residents hold in our abilities to hold the Thaba Chweu municipality to account.
We are confident that Nicko and his DA colleagues in the local council will continue to serve the needs of Ward 12 residents, along with those of the greater Thaba Chweu area.