The newly elected City of Tshwane executive mayor Randall Williams says political parties should put their differences aside to adequately render services to the citizens.

The DA’s Williams has retained his position as the executive mayor of City of Tshwane. He was elected unopposed.

The ANC did not submit any candidate for the mayoral position.

The 2021 local government elections did not produce an outright winner to govern Tshwane.

Williams says talks for a coalition government are ongoing.

“Negotiations are continuing. Like I said we haven’t finalised the agreements. But as we put it down here, our leaders put it that there must be a coalition agreement. And these coalition agreements must be made public. So we must continue to pursue.”

SA could have chaotic five years of local government

Political analysts say South Africa is likely to have a chaotic five years of local government because of how the political scenario has unfolded after the local government elections.

This as alliances among political parties have shifted in a matter of days.

The DA’s Dr Mpho Phalatse becomes the new Mayor of the City of Johannesburg. She won with 144 votes, while the ANC’s Mpho Moerane got 121 during voting at a council sitting last night.

This followed ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba’s withdrawal from the race for the position of mayor after coalition talks between his party and the DA collapsed.

Mashaba on Gauteng’s new mayors: