ANC moves on Jo'burg metro

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- mg.co.za | 3 months ago

The ANC is moving to take advantage of the fallout in the Democratic Alliance and seize control of the Johannesburg metro.

The party hopes to woo the Inkatha Freedom Party away from its co-operation agreement with the DA and Economic Freedom Fighters, ahead of the vote to replace mayor Herman Mashaba, who resigned from the DA on Monday and will leave office on November 27. The governing party also aims to break the coalition between the DA, EFF and IFP in several rural KwaZulu-Natal municipalities that it lost to the coalition in 2016.

To do that, it has offered the IFP mayorships in these towns in return for their dumping the DA.

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