the candidate of the Inkatha Freedom Party ("IFF"), Zeblon Z B Gogo, polled 179 votes. The UliRA had a majority of 181 votes. In ward 12 the by-election result was as follows: the candidate of the African National Congress ("ANC"), Boyi B B Shandu, polled 405 votes; the candidate of the IFP, Simon S D Shange, polled 402 votes; the candidate of the UliRA, S Busiso S M Mclunu, polled 358 votes. The ANC had a majority of 3 votes over the IFF. By letter dated 14 July 2001 and in terms of section 65(i) of the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act 27 of2000, the IFP lodged a formal objection with the Independent Electoral Commission ("IEC") against the election results in wards 5 and 12.