23 May 2013
The IFP has won a by-election in Ward 7,
Albert Luthuli municipality,
Gert Sibande District in Mpumalanga Province. The IFP was
contesting the by-election for the first time in Mpumalanga. The
by-election was heavily contested by IFP, ANC and Cope. This was
a ward which was always an ANC ward.
The IFP candidate, 23 year-old Thembinkosi
Zulu, received 393 votes comprehensively beating the ANC, which
managed to get 343 votes. IFP NEC member, Mr. Albert Mncwango
said, "We are extremely happy with these results particularly
because our candidate comes from the ranks of the IFP youth
brigade. He managed to mobilize young people to vote for the
IFP. This is a clear indication that young people are tired of
empty promises and poor service delivery by the ANC led Albert
Luthuli municipality. They are now determined to give the IFP a
chance to use its vast experience in service delivery."
Mncwango concluded, "Our plans for the
upcoming general elections are clearly beginning to bear fruit.
The people of Mpumalanga are tired of poor service delivery,
empty promises, corruption and poor leadership. The IFP provides
a very credible alternative to the failed ANC."
Contact: IFP NEC Member, Mr Albert Mncwango
MP, 083 448 4896
IFP Provincial Secretary, Mr Jabulani Sibiya,
082 749 7975