Eric Naki and Hein Kaiser
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19 Nov 2021
5:30 am

ActionSA-DA pact mooted in attempt to keep ANC out of power in Tshwane and Joburg

Eric Naki and Hein Kaiser

Former Joburg mayor and leader of ActionSA Herman Mashaba would be back at his old seat, while Tshwane’s Randall Williams of the DA would be wearing the mayoral chain once more.

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ActionSA and the Democratic Alliance (DA) could soon work together as they inch to a breakthrough agreement to back each other to take over the City of Joburg and Tshwane with the backing of smaller political parties. In terms of the arrangement, former Joburg mayor and leader of ActionSA Herman Mashaba would be back at his old seat, while Tshwane’s Randall Williams of the DA would be wearing the mayoral chain once more in Tshwane, in what some described as “logical coalition”. Although DA leader John Steenhuisen on Thursday denied there was a deal with ActionSA, calling it “fake”, it...