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DA bolts straight out of the gate with lineup of metro mayoral candidates

The party has challenged others to follow suit after announcing new names for three metros

Political correspondent

The DA has announced a mixed bag of old and new candidates to run for mayorship in five of the country’s eight metropolitan municipalities.

Incumbents in Tshwane (Randall Williams) and Nelson Mandela Bay’s Nqaba Bhanga would retain their seats if the party had its way, while it announced three new names for Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Cape Town.

DA MP Geordin Hill-Lewis, 34, is most likely to comfortably attain his dream of becoming Cape Town’s next mayor as the party enjoys strong support in the city. It governs the metro with a 67% majority attained in August 2016...

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