The African Transformation Movement won 30% in a municipal by-election in the Eastern Cape, which is a great victory for the ATM. The ATM won 30% of the votes in Nyandeni ward 21. The ward covers largely Ngqeleni and surrounding towns about 30km east of Mthatha.
Elections analyst Dawie Scholtz called the result “very, very, very interesting” and an “incredible number” for the ATM. The ANC got 65% of the vote, the EFF 3% and the UDM 2%.
From campaigning on the ground, to door-to-door campaigns, the African Transformation Movement outclassed national parties in the by-elections.
The reason for such a strong performance is the belief that the people of Eastern Cape have with the ATM. African Transformation Movement’s motto is Putting South Africans First. To this end, the party believes in creating a society that is at peace with itself through active social dialogue and decisive leadership, promoting Ubuntu and African transformation through embracing and promoting the African way of living, and African way of resolving problems; Being a servant of the people first and foremost to ascertain sound leadership and governance and accountability as means of building a state governed with ethics and integrity to guarantee good governance and curb criminal activities in the public office.