Tlokwe by-elections in August
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Johannesburg - By-elections will be held in Ward Nine in Tlokwe, North West, on August 7, the Independent Electoral Commission said on Thursday.
The African National Congress councillor in the ward had resigned.
The IEC said the ward would be contested by the ANC, the Democratic Alliance, the Congress of the People, the African People’s Convention and an independent candidate.
Earlier this month, the ANC North West provincial disciplinary committee expelled 14 of its councillors after they voted with opposition parties to unseat Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle.
On July 2, DA councillor Annette Combrink was voted in as the new mayor, for the second time since November.
The IEC said another eight by-elections would be held in the North West on the same day. These would be in Ward 19 in Rustenburg, Ward 14 in Ratlou, Wards four and 12 in Mafikeng, Ward 20 in Ditsobotla (Lichtenburg), Ward 12 and 14 in Ramotshere Moiloa (Zeerust), and Ward four in NW397-NW397 (Ganyesa/Pomfret).
The IEC said all the wards became vacant when the ANC councillors resigned. - Sapa