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DA wins mayorship of hotly contested Metsimaholo in Free State (

The DA has won control of Metsimaholo municipality within the Free State after its mayoral candidate Jeff Zwane was elected unopposed.

Zwane’s election this week got here after the resignation of the EFF’s Selloane Motjeane a few days after her marvel election.

Motjeane were advised to renounce by using the EFF due to the fact her election become the end result of guide from disgruntled ANC councillors.

Addressing the media final week, EFF leader Julius Malema stated he requested Motjeane to renounce due to the fact the ANC faction which had supported her had already allegedly been annoying she do “illegal matters” for their gain. 

“She changed into satisfied but the ANC was already making needs, inquiring for illegal things. The EFF in Metsimaholo municipality does not have numbers. Why should we get into an association this is certain to fail due to the fact balloting there could depend on the temper of ANC councillors? We aren't in a coalition with every person,” he stated. 

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The ANC inside the place has on the grounds that instructed Sowetan it became a strategic move handy over the municipality to the EFF.


ANC Fezile Dabi nearby coordinator Thabo Mabasa made the revelation closing week.

“We decided we will supply them mayorship, take the speaker, chief whip and some of MMCs. We took two section 79 committees [including the municipal public accounts committee]. We had to reach a compromise that allowed for services to be delivered and governance to be improved,” Mabasa said.

He told the guide the ANC in the vicinity did not want to lose the municipality to the DA in a comparable manner the birthday party did in Gauteng.

It is, but, unclear how Zwane is going to cope with his government inside the municipality as the ANC has the positions of speaker and chief whip. 

The celebration has sixteen seats inside the municipality, even as the DA and EFF have 12 seats each.


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