Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

The ANC has already been dealt major blows, having been ousted in two metros in Gauteng – Joburg and Ekurhuleni

Yikes! Things are not looking good for the ANC – thanks to concerted efforts by several political parties to keep the governing party out of power in some of the country’s metros.

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has been open about the aim of getting rid of the ANC come hell or high waters. In fact, Mashaba and his party were so set on this that they lent their support to the DA, which led to the election of Dr Mpho Phalatse as Johannesburg mayor.

Voting for new mayors is set to continue throughout the week – particularly in the country’s metros: eThekwini, Mangaung and Tshwane. Proceedings in eThekwini will resume again on Wednesday


The ANC has already been dealt major blows, having been ousted in two metros in Gauteng: The DA’s Phalatse and Tania Campbell are now wearing the mayoral chains in Joburg and Ekurhuleni respectively.

Phalatse won by a resounding margin – bagging 144 votes while the ANC’s Mpho Moerane only managed to receive 121. The DA’s candidate Vasco da Gama was elected speaker. Da Gama, who was in the post between 2016 and 2019, received 147 votes while the ANC’s Eunice Mgcina got 118.

While Campbell managed to defeat the ANC’s Mzwandile Masina by bagging 116 votes – 11 more than him. The DA’s Raymond Dlamini was elected speaker and received 116 votes out of 220 while the ANC’s Dora Mlambo got 104.

By the looks of things, the ANC is set to lose another metro in Gauteng – Tshwane. Voting for a new mayor is expected to get underway on Tuesday and Mashaba has made it clear that they intend on doing the same thing to the ANC in the capital as they did in Joburg.

The South African

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