10 April 2019

The DA retained five seats and won one seat from the ANC in
Ward 4 in Hessequa Municipality in the Western Cape, where the party’s candidate Gerald Leonard Boezak got 54.93% of the votes cast compared to the party’s 49.03% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout on Wednesday was 67.63%. This means the DA now has a majority in the municipality.

The DA’s other victories in the Western Cape province were in Stellenbosch’s Ward 9 where Zelda Julia Dalling retained the seat for the party with 98.70% of the votes cast .

In George’s Ward 18, the DA’s Donovan Gultig retained the seat the DA won in a by-election on April 25, 2018, with 74.34% of the votes cast.

Other DA Ward Victories in the April 2019 municipal by-elections

Ward 2 (Graaff-Reinet Nieu-Bethesda) in Dr Beyers Naude DA 79%

Ward 8 (Toekomsrus Bhongweni) in Rand West City DA 51% 

Ward 28 (Colville Beaconsfield) in Sol Plaatje DA 55%

Ward 18 in George (Denneoord and Loerie Park) DA 74%