- Ace Magashule claims that DA councillors want to jump ship to the ANC
- This comes after the ruling party reclaimed Johannesburg
- The secretary-general says the ANC is the only hope for SA
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Ace Magashule claims that 11 Democratic Alliance councillors want to jump ship to the ANC:
"In the DA there are 11 councillors who want to come to the ANC in this council and at the right time I’m sure those 11 councillors - black and white - will come to the ANC if they [are] serious and committed to what they have said to us."
This comes after DA members voted in support of Geoff Makhubo as the new Joburg mayor, allowing the ruling party to secure the metro.
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Briefly.co.za reported that the opposition party had highlighted its disappointment following the betrayal.
The ANC secretary-general claims that the ruling party is the only hope for South Africa:
"People will see and realise that the ANC is the only hope and ANC will never fail them, as it has never failed them in the dark days of apartheid. So we will continue with this struggle. You will see more because the DA is not a home to South Africans."
News24 reports that ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe had been confident ahead of the election, saying that the needed groundwork had been done.
Councillors were consulted ahead of time, including members of the 'smaller parties', with Mabe revealing that they had been assured of victory ahead of time.
The ANC had been kept out of the metro for the past three years, during which Herman Mashaba had enjoyed immense success as the leader of the metro.
Now, Mashaba has lamented the fact that the metro had been handed back to the ANC, adamant that this proved his suspicions regarding the DA.
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