ANC tests EFF with vote for Mashaba

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NEWS ANALYSISIt is August 22, 2016.

The Johannesburg City Hall is abuzz with activity, despite the hour and the already forgotten sunset. Economic Freedom Fighters deputy president Floyd Shivambu is front and centre in the starkly lit hall, assessing each councillor as they cast their vote for the new mayor of Johannesburg.

No one predicted that the ANC’s electoral bloodletting under former president Jacob Zuma would lead to this: the party’s loss of the City of Gold, the crown jewel, the wealthiest city on the African continent.

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