The IEC in the Free State says despite experiencing a few challenges Maluti-a-Phofung municipal by-elections went according to plan.
DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi says the party is worried that it lost five wards to the ANC in the recent by-elections countrywide.
Twenty-seven municipal ward by-elections will be held in eight provinces on Wednesday. The by-elections will be contested by 105 candidates from 15 political parties and five independent candidates.
Both the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) are claiming victory in Wednesday’s by-elections in Johannesburg.