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Bitou coalition partners unfazed by recount

The Electoral Court yesterday ruled in favour of a recount at a ward five voting station in Plettenberg Bay.

Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Coalition partners in the Bitou Municipality say they are not concerned about today's vote recount.

The Electoral Court yesterday ruled in favour of a recount at a ward five voting station in Plettenberg Bay.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) had filed an application with the court, claiming there were issues with the calculation and recording of votes.

The DA narrowly lost out on control of the Bitou Municipality after the local government elections on 3 August.

The party won 48.58 percent of the vote, falling short of an outright majority.

The municipality is led by an ANC-Active United Front coalition.

The AUF's Peter Lobese believes a recount will not change anything.

"We are not worried about the recount and believe the results will still be the same."

The recount is currently underway in Cape Town.

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