The Independent Electoral Commission said it is satisfied with how yesterday’s by-elections were conducted. Announcing the results, the IEC’s Janet Love said the ANC retained 64 wards, lost two and won six new wards. Newsflash reports that the DA retained 14 wards, lost nine and won two new ones, while the IFP retained four wards and won one new one. Love says regardless of the disruptions reported in some provinces and Covid-19, these elections were extraordinary in themselves.