South Africa: Joburg Mayoral Election - a Quadrangle of Wheeling, Dealing, Horse-Trading and ...

What will happen after Herman Mashaba steps down as mayor of Johannesburg? The EFF, and to a lesser extent the IFP, hold the balance of power in the metro council -- will they vote with the DA, or with the ANC? On Thursday 28 November, the mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, is due to step down.

Then there will be an election for a new mayor - but it's difficult to predict how that vote will go. There will be horse-trading that sees power being distributed by politicians and not by voters.

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