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ANC humbled by overwhelming support in Cape Town ward by-election

21 September 2017

The African National Congress is humbled by the overwhelming support received from the people of Ward 37 in Nyanga, Cape Town in yesterday's by-election. 71% of all votes cast demonstrated our people's confidence in their movement, the African National Congress with the closest party following the ANC, the Pan African Congress (PAC), receiving 18% of the vote.

The ANC does not take this support for granted and remains committed to ensuring that the City of Cape Town delivers against the aspirations of the people of Nyanga and the black (African, Coloured and Indian) communities of Cape Town in general. We will use this victory to give further impetus to our campaign to reclaim the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape province.

We thank our volunteers, members and supporters of the ANC for tireless work which resulted to this victory for the people's movement. We equally, thank all the voters who cast their votes in these elections.

We congratulate the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for continuously delivering the credible, free and fair by-elections.

Issued by the African National Congress
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