All three metros in Gauteng are now hung and coalitions will have to be formed within the next 14 days.
The African National Congress (ANC) received the majority votes in the City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane. However, these were not enough to secure it an outright win.
The ANC has secured 36% of the votes in the province. It is followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) which attained 28.6% with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in third position with 11.9%.
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African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary-General Jesse Duarte has confirmed to SABC News that the party will go into a coalition in the eThekwini metro.
This is as the party’s support has dropped to 42.02%.
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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it is open to coalition government talks with any political party following the 2021 Local Government Elections.
With over 50 councils hung across the country, the party stands to play kingmaker in several municipalities. The number of hung municipalities has doubled from 25 in the 2016 Local Government Elections.
Party leader Julius Malema says his organisation won’t approach any party, however, the EFF is open for talks.
Malema explains that his party will only go into a coalition government with a party that meets its requirements.
“The political parties that approach us must know that the first item term on the agenda before sharing of positions will be the commitment to the people,” says Malema.
EFF briefs media on election results and coalitions: