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EFF hails Saldanha Bay by-election win and eyes future success in Western Cape

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) believes its historic by-election victory in Saldanha Bay will lay the foundation for more success in the future.

The IEC confirmed the EFF’s victory on Thursday – it’s the first time the political party has won an election in the Western Cape after voting commenced on Wednesday.

The by-election follows the murder of the previous councillor, Arthur Gqeba, who was killed in Vredenburg in September.

EFF member Mthobeli Twala emerged victorious as the new councillor for ward nine after contesting with the ANC’s Zuko Mpika.

EFF spokesperson Wandile Kasibe: “We are very happy, we are very excited and we believe that this will actually lay a strong foundation and it will send out a strong message to those who have been saying negative things about us.”

-EWN

In other news – Zamani Mbatha (Khaya) allegedly FIRED from Isitha: The Enemy

Well-known South African actor Zamani Mbatha, who joined e.tv’s telenovela Isitha: The Enemy earlier this year as Khaya has reportedly been dropped.

Zamani Mbatha

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela has announced that talented actor Zamani Mbatha has been let go by popular telenovela Isitha: The Enemy. “Zamani Mbatha fired from Isitha-TheEnemy. Mbatha plays the lead character of Khaya on the etv telenovela. No word on whether the role on the hit show will be recast,” said Mphela. Read More