The African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will contest by-elections on Ward 3 of the Emakhazeni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga on Wednesday.

The ward became vacant as a result of the resignation of an ANC Councillor.

The Independent Electoral Commission‘s Tshepo Dibakoane says voting stations will be opened at 7 o’clock.

“We have got by-elections in Ward 3 and there are two parties that will be contesting the by-elections. We have got the ANC and their candidate is Emily Sonto Radebe and we also have EFF and their candidate is Lindiwe Hlatshwayo. The by-elections are actually in Ward 3 in Emakhazeni. We have got four voting stations that would be open and they would be opened from 07:00 in the morning until 21:00 in the evening.”