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New ward councillor inaugurated

20 December 2017
Wilma Coenraad is the new ward councillor for Ward 5 at Humansdorp.

Wilma Coenraad is the new ward councillor for Ward 5 at Humansdorp.

The Kouga Council has welcomed a new ward councillor.

Wilma Coenraad, of the Democratic Alliance, was sworn in as the new ward councillor of Ward 5 on 19 December following her victory in the by-election of 13 December.

Ward 5 includes Arcadia, Graslaagte, Vaaldam and Johnson's Ridge at Humansdorp, and was also won by the DA in the 2016 municipal elections.

The results of the by-election were:

DA 763 ANC 612 Independent 517 EFF 8 Spoilt ballots 21

Total vote 1921

Registered voters 3622 Voter turnout 53,03%

Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen welcomed Coenraad to the Council.

"Congratulations to Clr Coenraad. I know she will do a great job representing the people of Ward 5 and will make a positive contribution to Council.

"After decades of mismanagement, there is still a lot of change needed in Kouga, but we are on the right track and will turn the municipality into a world-class organisation that serves the people," the Mayor said.