The ANC has retained a seat it won during the 2016 Municipal Elections. Picture: Itumeleng English/ANA

Johannesburg - The African National Congress (ANC) has retained a seat it won during the 2016 Municipal Elections.  

Announcing the results, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) on Thursday said the ANC won the by-elections which took place "yesterday in Dr. J S Moroka Municipality, Mpumalanga".

The IEC said the new Councillor for the ANC is Anthon Tshepo Moimana for Ward 26, MP316. 

"The party received a slightly reduced margin of 73.57% of the votes cast compared to 78.46% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout yesterday was 47.04%," said the electoral body in a terse statement.

African News Agency/ANA