Joburg mayoral election: A quadrangle of wheeling, dealing, horse-trading and short-termism

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- dailymaverick.co.za | a week ago

There can be no doubt about the size of the prize at stake.

The ANC was badly damaged when it lost Johannesburg in 2016, and the defeat signified all that was wrong with the leadership of then president Jacob Zuma. At the time, EFF leader Julius Malema kept everyone guessing.

It was just before the vote that he said he would give his party’s support to the Democratic Alliance (DA) in both Johannesburg and Tshwane.

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