IN THE ELECTORAL COURT OF SOUTHAFRICACASENO:3/2001Inthematterbet THE INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY APPELLANT AND THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION RESPONDENT CORAM: VAN DER WALT, PILLAY and MASIPA JJ DATE OF HEARING: DELIVERY DATE: Dealt with in written submissions only. 3.10.2001 JUDGMENT VAN DER WALT. J On 14 July 2001 by-elections were held in wards 5 and 12 of the Mandeni municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The result of the by-election in ward 5 was as follows; 'the candidate of the Ubumbano Iwesizwe Independent Residents' Association ("UliRA"), Sibani Mdletshe, polled 360 votes;

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