- John Steenhuisen says that his party is on the brink of losing its grip on the Tshwane municipality
- The ANC has managed to secure Johannesburg after Geoff Makhubo was elected mayor
- Now, with Stevens Mokgalapa removed as Tshwane Mayor, the opposition party is facing another loss
The Democratic Alliance is close to losing its Tshwane stronghold after recently handing Johannesburg over to the ANC.
Current party leader John Steenhuisen says that the party is disappointed that Jozi has been 'thrown back to the wolves'.
Briefly.co.za reported that Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo had been elected after DA councillors gave him their support.
Steenhuisen slammed the 'treasonous' members of his party, but revealed that he suspects the same will happen in Tshwane:
“There is a very good likelihood that there is going to be a similar result in Tshwane. It is very clear that there are forces of collusion at work to take Tshwane back. It’s a waiting game."
BusinessLIVE reports that should this happen, the DA would have lost all of the metros secured following the 2016 local elections, with the exception of Cape Town.
Mokgalapa is currently facing allegations of an intimate relationship with a member of the mayoral committee.
Both the ruling party and the EFF supported a motion of no confidence against the mayor, based on the handling of the water crisis, corruption allegations and the mismanagement of a local airport.
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