Mayoral musical chairs: The tumultuous week that was in three SA metros

- | 4 months ago

This past week saw coalition governments fall in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.

Here is the state of play in each metro: Johannesburg In October, Herman Mashaba announced he will resign as mayor of Johannesburg and DA member, this after Helen Zille was elected as the DA’s federal council chairperson. A DA-led minority government, backed by the EFF, led the city.

After the 2016 municipal elections, the EFF had strong reservations about Mashaba, but by the end of the term, he was a firm favourite of the red berets.

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