Athol Trollip, MPL
Eastern Cape Provincial Leader
The DA showed excellent growth in yesterday’s by-election in Ward 5 of the Tsolwana Municipality (Hofmeyr and Tarkastad). A vacancy arose after the resignation of an independent councillor.
Our candidate, Jomo Blom, won 810 votes (37.6%) against the ANC’s 1 344 votes (62.4%). The DA increased its support from 7% in the last local government elections to 37.6% and up from 31% in the general elections in May this year.
This is an indication of the continuous growth and support for the DA as alternative government. We will remain committed to this goal as we work to win strategic municipalities in the Eastern Cape in the 2016 local government elections and onwards towards the 2019 general election.