JOHANNESBURG - The DA in Johannesburg lost a ward to the ANC and retained three others in a by-election this week.
The ANC snatched ward 109, which comprises of areas such as Marlboro, Kelvin, Morningside Manor, and Stjwetla in Alexandra. Voter turnout was at 25,6%. The DA won the ward with 51,15% of the votes in the 2016 local government elections.
The ANC, DA and the EFF were the only three parties contesting for the seat after the DA councillor resigned.
The DA held on to ward 83 in Helderkruin and Roodepoort, in western Johannesburg with 71% of votes cast. The Freedom Front Plus received 23%, up from four in 2016 local polls while the ANC got 6% and the EFF just 1%, down from 2 garnered in 2016.
The party also retained ward 112 in Midrand and ward 54 in southern Johannesburg.