Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
9 Nov 2021
6:00 am

Don’t hate the ANC so much

Sydney Majoko

The number of hung councils rose drastically from 27 in the 2016 local government elections to 70 in 2021.

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba and EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Twitter

Listening to political parties go on about how they “will never go into a coalition with the ANC” and “anyone but the ruling party”, you realise the once-glorious movement of Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela has been reduced to a party that will have to beg and grovel at the feet of smaller and emerging parties to stay in power in many municipalities. The number of hung councils rose drastically from 27 in the 2016 local government elections to 70 in 2021. The smaller parties, now more than ever before, have a real voice in who gets to govern, more...