The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape believes it will win the next by-elections at the Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley, ahead of the up-coming general elections in May.

The by-elections of seven wards are expected to take place on Wednesday, following the dismissal of African National Congress (ANC) councillors after they voted with the opposition to oust the then Sol Plaatje Municipal Mayor Mangaliso Matika.

The DA aims to save the embattled Sol Plaatje municipality, which they say is riddled with corruption. This has led to serious service delivery problems, including scheduled daily water cuts.

The DA is confident it will take over the reins at the municipality.

DA’s election campaign spokesperson, Gana Makashule says, “On Wednesday it’s a dry run, we’re sending a warning and then on the 8th of May we’re going to win this province. We’re clear about that we as the DA -we’re going to work.”

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