The Department of Co–operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Ms. Nomusa Dube- Ncube encouraged voters to participate in the upcoming by-elections during her visit to ward 6 in Newcastle Municipality on the 5th of November.
The by-elections were prompted by the murder of ward 6 councillor candidate ahead of the 2016 local government elections. This candidate won her respective ward posthumously.
A prayer for peaceful and successful elections was conducted with the help of local ministers and pastors at the Siyathuthuka Sports Grounds Ward 6 and it was attended by over 3000 people
Amid this prayer Dube-Ncube called for political tolerance amongst all parties that will contest these elections.
“The tragic loss of life that we saw happen in our province brought back painful memories of the past,” said Dube-Ncube.
Dube- Ncube was accompanied by the Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa, The Treasurer General Dr Zweli Mkhize, Member of KZN legislature Mr Gcabashe, Amajuba District Mayor Dr Ngubane, Newcastle Deputy Mayor Cllr Sibiya, Newcastle Municipality Speaker Cllr Mkhwanazi, Amajuba District Speaker Cllr Rehman and Newcastle Municipality Municipal Manager Mr Errol Mswane
The by-elections will take place on Wednesday, 9 November, Ward 6 in Newcastle.
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