Why the DA could lose more than just Herman Mashaba in Johannesburg

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- news24.com | 4 weeks ago

Herman Mashaba's resignation as Johannesburg mayor on Monday could lead the Democratic Alliance (DA) to lose its hold on the city's top job in the next few weeks as a successor is sought.

With just 38% of the vote, the DA has managed to lead a seven-party coalition since the local elections in 2016. An important factor in securing control of the council was the partnership the party struck with the EFF.

READ | The DA has been the most difficult coalition partner - Herman MashabaWhile the EFF's relationship has soured since 2016, the red berets have lauded Mashaba at almost every turn.

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