Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

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Enoch Mgijima
Map of the Eastern Cape with Enoch Mgijima highlighted (2016).svg
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
SeatQueenstown
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorLindiwe Gunuza Nkwentsha (ANC)
Area
 • Total13,584 km2 (5,245 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total245,975
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeEC139

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is a local municipality of South Africa. It was established after the August 2016 local elections by the merging of Tsolwana, Inkwanca, Lukhanji local municipalities.[2]

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of sixty-eight members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-four councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-four wards, while the remaining thirty-four are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 3 August 2016 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of fifty seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[3][4]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 48,234 47,997 96,231 73.8 32 18 50
Democratic Alliance 8,399 8,710 17,109 13.1 2 7 9
Economic Freedom Fighters 5,119 5,142 10,261 7.9 0 6 6
United Front of the Eastern Cape 1,085 1,111 2,196 1.7 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 704 954 1,658 1.3 0 1 1
Congress of the People 630 840 1,470 1.1 0 1 1
Independent Ratepayers Association of SA 353 218 571 0.4 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 152 336 488 0.4 0 0 0
Freedom Front Plus 140 142 282 0.2 0 0 0
Independent 111 111 0.1 0 0
Total 64,927 65,450 130,377 100.0 34 34 68
Spoilt votes 966 1,003 1,969

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sum of the statistics from Census 2011 for Tsolwana, Inkwanca, Lukhanji.
  2. ^ "The Local Government Handbook". Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Tsolwana/Inkwanca/Lukanji" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Tsolwana/Inkwanca/Lukanji" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 December 2016.