Cape Town – The DA has retained Ward 11 at Hornlee in the Knysna Municipality following a by election yesterday.
The DA's Lorraine Opperman received 41 percent of the vote. The ward became vacant when ward councillor Mark Pofadder resigned in October.
The ward was contested by the ANC's Russel Arends, the EFF's Neil Louw, Icosa's Neville Kortje, the PBI's Johannes Wagenaar and an independent candidate, Alan Kock.
Forty-six percent of registered voters cast their ballot in the poll.
Support for the ANC increased to 28.75% of votes cast – almost double the percentage of votes it ANC gained in 2016, while backing for the DA dropped to 41.65%.