ANC Free State News
Following the passing on of Councillor Tankiso Moea of Ward 39, Thaba Nchu, Mangaung, the IEC declared a by-election to be held yesterday, 01 March 2017, to fill the vacancy.
The by-election was hotly contested, with five political parties and one independent candidate fighting for a ward councillor position.
The ANC in Free State is pleased with its performance in the by-election. From a total of 5 122 valid votes, cast at 10 different voting stations, a massive 2 339 were cast in favour of the ANC. The ANC won the ward with 45.3% of the votes cast.
The African National Congress in Free State is very disappointed with the emerging coordinated media campaign to discredit leaders of the ANC using faceless sources. The articles entitled “Plans afoot to unseat Ace Magashule” News24 dated 25 February 2017 and the other one entitled “Mabuza flays 'unruly' Magashule" Sowetan 28 February 2017 are a clear demonstration of how the media is hell-bent in finding a scoop where none exist.