King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

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King Sabata Dalindyebo
Local municipality
Official seal of King Sabata Dalindyebo
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District OR Tambo
Seat Mthatha
Wards 35
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Dumani Zozo
Area
 • Total 3,027 km2 (1,169 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 451,710
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.5%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 92.8%
 • English 3.6%
 • Other 3.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EC157

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality is a municipality situated in the inland of Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. The municipality is made up of Mthatha and Mqanduli. The King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality is one of seven local municipalities within the Oliver Reginald Tambo District Municipality.

The King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality was established before the 2000 local government elections when the Mthatha and Mqanduli transitional and rural areas were merged. The municipality was named after King Sabata Dalindyebo because he was seen as a unifying figure to the people of both Mthatha and Mqanduli and was seen as a hero who fought for the freedom of Transkei and South Africa.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[4]

Place Code Area (km2) Population
Baziya 23601 179.46 13,737
Cacadu 23602 60.66 6,345
Coffee Bay 23603 0.86 295
Ebotwe 23604 186.95 15,939
Gcaleka-Ngchana 23605 4.54 309
Hagebe 23606 154.11 17,262
Hala 23607 90.10 10,140
Jalamba 23608 7.70 650
Jumba 23609 197.35 13,492
Masizakhe 23610 19.41 2,363
Matyengqina 23611 202.58 20,416
Mhlanga 23612 21.61 6,503
Mpeko 23613 99.30 26,202
Mqanduli 23614 9.61 2,357
Mqekezweni 23615 288.67 22,497
Ngqubusini 23616 5.05 558
Ngubezulu 23617 1.02 0
Nqabe 23618 242.02 23,962
Nqanda 23619 21.84 2,882
Qiya 23620 229.37 22,874
Qokolweni/Zimbane 23621 98.37 21,996
Rarabe 23622 23.37 1,542
Sithebe 23623 63.25 8,144
Tshezi 23624 115.34 14,377
Tshomane 23625 182.78 21,843
Umtata Part 1 23626 64.70 92,469
Umtata Part 2 23630 29.57 2,316
Upper Ncise-Kambi 23627 230.24 23,013
Xesibe 23628 113.33 15,094
Xongora 23629 72.52 5,659

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of seventy-two members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirty-six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirty-six wards, while the remaining thirty-six 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 forty-six seats on the council. The following table shows the results of the election.[5][6]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total % Ward List Total
African National Congress 58,835 59,144 117,979 63.1 35 11 46
United Democratic Movement 20,245 20,571 40,816 21.8 1 15 16
Mthatha Ratepayers and Residents Association 4,520 4,143 8,663 4.6 0 4 4
Democratic Alliance 4,168 4,165 8,333 4.5 0 3 3
Economic Freedom Fighters 3,915 4,159 8,074 4.3 0 3 3
Independent 1,001 1,001 0.5 0 0
Pan Africanist Congress 270 504 774 0.4 0 0 0
African Independent Congress 575 575 0.3 0 0 0
South African Security Organisation 108 419 527 0.3 0 0 0
Civic Alliance of South Africa 62 310 372 0.2 0 0 0
Total 93,699 93,415 187,114 100.0 36 36 72
Spoilt votes 1,809 1,965 3,774

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  5. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: King Sabata Dalindyebo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: King Sabata Dalindyebo" (PDF). Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°35′02″S 28°47′17″E / 31.58389°S 28.78806°E / -31.58389; 28.78806