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24 Nov 2021
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What is certain is that this week will go down as one of the most momentous ones in South African politics since the 1994 election.

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

It is going to take many more weeks, or months, to digest what happened in the metro council elections this week. But what is certain is that this week will go down as one of the most momentous ones in South African politics since the 1994 election. Lest that sound like hyperbole, consider the humorous Tweet by writer and commentator Barney Mthombothi on Monday night: “Apparently Jesus was seen in Ekurhuleni earlier today, and he’s on his way to Durban via Joburg and Pretoria…” This was a reference to Jacob Zuma’s famous words from a few years ago that the...