Drop egos and think of the poor

But instead of using these newly won councils to show voters what an alternative form of government can achieve, the coalition partners mostly squandered the opportunity through in-fighting.

Soon, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Bay mayor Atholl Trolip was voted out by coalition partners. Now the futures of the Johannesburg and Tshwane mayors are in jeopardy with the EFF announcing that it will no longer back the DA after Mmusi Maimane's party refused to give-in to Julius Malema's demand that an EFF deployee be made Tshwane mayor.

What is most worrying is that the EFF says it will no longer be voting with the DA in any of the hung councils, sparking fears that they would not be able to pass budgets and take important decisions in future.

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