ANC at sea over retaking Jo'burg

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- mg.co.za | a week ago

The ANC’s attempt to take the Johannesburg metro from the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters coalition after the resignation of DA mayor Herman Mashaba appears to be floundering.

Although the ANC initiated talks with the Inkatha Freedom Party — a partner with the coalition members — and other smaller parties on the council to support its bid for the mayorship, they appear not to have borne fruit so far. A replacement for Mashaba will be elected on November 28, the day after his final day in office.

The ANC had hoped to get the IFP, which holds five seats, to back it.

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