Thursday, 29 August 2019 08:09

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in Free State said despite experiencing challenges with Maluti-a-Phofung municipal by-elections everything went according to plan.

New Maluti a Phofung council composition. ANC 37 (47) Independents 10 (0) EFF 9 DA 5 DPSA 4 AULA 2 APC 1 AIC 1. Total 69-ANC retain outright control of Maluti a Phofung.

There were 15 vacant seats, caused by the ANC expelling councillors from the party for rebelling against the provincial executive committee by voting to elect Gilbert Mokotso as the mayor of Maluti.

Mokotso was among the ousted ANC candidates and He was also standing as an independent.

Fifteen of the expelled councillors were contesting as independent candidates.

At a mass gathering held in the area on Tuesday, The ANC General Secretary Ace Magashule said the governing party was the only organisation that could solve the service delivery issues which they are facing.

Lack of water and housing, poor education and unemployment were some of the priorities that Magashule addressed.

The municipality is currently under administration due to collapse in governance.