By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
THE AFRICAN NATIONAL Congress has retained Tshwane Ward 19 by-elections with 64 percent three small parties that tried their luck in their stronghold. The by-elections in Winterveldt were contested by four political parties which are the African National Congress with 64 percent voting followed by EFF with 22%16 %, DA 8 %, and AEC 5 %.
The ANC has done a lot of work in Ward 19 since 1994; before the ANC took over people in that area were having no water, electricity, tar roads, parks, RDP houses, and other services. The ANC has provided more than 10 000 RDP houses, more than 50 000 houses were electrified, more schools were built; more roads were tarred to count just a few in services that have been provided by the ANC. In last local government elections, the ANC won the won ward with about 15 000 voters with by 89 percent.
The ANC’s Mfanafuthi Hlatswayo well known as Nkakha is the new councilor of Ward 19 in Winterveldt.
In an interview with City Post, Mfanafuthi Hlatswayo said the people have made their say by voting for him and he is prepared to work hard to make sure people in his ward get services.
“My job will be starting with the sewage to make sure we don’t have blocked sewage in our area that is my first challenge. We have also a problem of streets light and high mast light that are not functioning this are just a few on my list.
“I will also make sure that job opportunities are created for local people. I will be working with the community in my ward to make sure they get proper services and I would like to thank them for making sure the ANC retain the ward,” said Hlatshwayo.
Sunnyboy Masemola the ANC Deputy Regional Secretary in Tshwane said the people of Winterveldt have trust on the ANC and that is why they will retain the ward because of service that has been provided to the residents since 1994.
“Voters have confidence in the ANC because they see what we have done in terms of providing services to the people and we will keep working hard to make sure there are more services to the people.
“The ANC is that only party that fulfills its election promises to the masses. We have few incidents of intimidation but that did not stop the ANC winning this by-election,” said Masemola.firstname.lastname@example.org