New mayor elected for Beaufort West


Cape Town – The DA’s Japie van der Linde has been elected as the new mayor of Beaufort West following the DA’s victory during the by-election in the municipality last week.

Daylin Mitchell, DA Beaufort West constituency head, said on Wednesday: "As Constituency Head I would like to congratulate him. I am excited about the clean, efficient and corruption-free governance which we can now bring to Beaufort West Municipality, as well as the many opportunities and growth through our proven track record of sound service delivery.

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​Beaufort West ​Mayor Japie van der Linde ​ Picture: [email protected]/Twitter​

"The inauguration of the new mayor will also continue to bring much needed change to the region."

Last Wednesday’s by-election was as the result of the resignation of the ward’s former councillor, Djorge Malooi, earlier this year who was also the municipality’s mayor.

The DA won with 56.9% (1724 votes), followed by the ANC with 1251 and the EFF with 52 votes.

More than 4 000 people were registered to vote across five voting districts that make up the ward.

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