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DA wins Nelson Mandela Bay by-election

DA candidate Morné Steyn obtained an overwhelming majority of votes.

DA candidate Morné Steyn polled 2,302 votes, which represents 94.5 percent of the vote, up from 85 percent in 2011.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) won yesterday's by-election in Ward 5 of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality.

DA candidate Morné Steyn polled 2,302 votes which represents 94.5 percent of the vote, up from 85 percent in 2011.

The ANC polled 108 votes, dropping from 12 percent in 2011 to 4.5 percent.

The UDM received a meagre 24 votes. There were 18 spoiled papers.

The DA's Bobby Stevenson said, "The electorate has given the DA a massive show of confidence ahead of the 2014 elections and with this continued swing we will take the Metro in 2016.

"This stunning victory highlights the irony of the ANC candidate's campaign slogan bring hope back to our city."