With just a few weeks to go before Johannesburg gets its new mayor, opposition parties are testing their strengths, and considering ways of possibly switching the City’s power dynamic.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it’s considering contesting the position of Johannesburg mayor, which became vacant after the DA’s Herman Mashaba announced his resignation.
The Democratic Alliance’s Federal Council Chairperson and acting DA leader, Helen Zille, says she is not interested in becoming the party’s leader.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) KwaZulu-Natal leader, Zwakele Mncwango, says he is considering throwing his hat into the ring for the position of party leader.
African National Congress Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has confirmed that the party is in talks with other political parties to replace outgoing Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.