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ANC in the mayoral seat after wrestling Joburg from the DA


ANC in the mayoral seat after wrestling Joburg from the DA

After its coalition with the EFF went sour, the DA on Wednesday surrendered the reins in Jozi to the ANC

Political reporter

Just over three years after being voted out of power in Johannesburg, the ANC is back and officially in charge of SA’s most important metro. 

The party masterminded a coup, using councillors who were in the DA-led governing coalition – including from inside the DA itself. The election of Geoff Makhubo on Wednesday left the DA and EFF stunned after it transpired that at least three DA councillors may have voted with the ANC.

Makhubo beat former finance mayoral committee member and DA chairperson in Johannesburg, Funzi Ngobeni, and EFF’s Musa Novela. He won comfortably, with 137 ballots in his favour...

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