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ANC woos EFF to seize Johannesburg

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Malema’s party will be the kingmakers for the City of Joburg as mayor Herman Mashaba quits amid rumours DA leader Mmusi Maimane may follow suit.


22 Oct 2019
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ANC woos EFF  to seize Johannesburg

Herman Mashaba together with then-DA leader Mmusi Maimane address the media at a press conference at the Johannesburg city council, 21 October 2019. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

The ANC in Johannesburg will attempt to capitalise on the departure of mayor Herman Mashaba by attempting to woo opposition parties, including the EFF, into a coalition. Mashaba’s resignation has opened a “can of worms” and parties in the council must meet urgently to discuss the future of the Democratic Alliance-led (DA) coalition in the metro, according to co-governing party Congress of the People (Cope). The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which expressed solidarity with the now outgoing mayor, was being wooed by the vote-diminished ANC in the metro, in its bid to return the party to power. Regional spokesperson for...

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