Services, jobs and houses top promises


Candidates gear up for ward by-elections

The eradication of the bucket toilet system, better-quality houses and youth employment are among the key promises made by EFF, DA and ANC Nelson Mandela Bay candidate councilors gunning for control of two wards.

Residents in Ward 14, in New Brighton, and Ward 4, mainly comprising of  Walmer township and Airport Valley, will vote in by-elections on Wednesday.

The two wards were won by the ANC during the local government elections in August.

However, Ward 4 candidate Nceba Dywili was gunned down in Zwide a week before the elections.

He received 81.5% of the votes. In Ward 14, the ANC’s Duane Adams, a senior executive at the South African Revenue Service, secured 71.31% but could not serve as he had a full-time job.

Former Ward 14 councillor Dolly Buti, 67, has thrown her hat in the ring to reprise her position.

“I will fight for the people to get quality houses as most houses in New Brighton are old and not in a good condition. There is also the issue of paving of the cul-desacs,” she said.

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