DA retains ward with increased majority

The DA won the by-election held in Modimolle ward 8 on Wednesday, 27 November. Jacques Smalle (MP): DA Limpopo Provincial leader stated in a media release that they retained the seat with an increased majority, increasing their share of the vote from 63% in 2011 to 65%.

He said that the DA continues to grow in all communities across South Africa. The by-election results from across the country show a similar trend: the DA retained all of its wards with increased majorities, and made inroads into the ANC support in every ANC ward they contested.

This victory comes shortly after the DA won their first rural ward in Makhado ward 5, Olifantshoek and Tiyane. They are building support across the province in diverse communities.

The DA would like to thank the community of Modimolle who went out in their numbers to support the them.

“We will now work as hard as we possibly can to ensure that service delivery is  improved for all the people of Modimolle,” Smalle concluded.