Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
24 Nov 2021
5:50 am

DA would have done better to walk away, says expert

Hein Kaiser

'The DA is not the king, it is the court jester and will have to perform to the will of the EFF now.'

DA leader John Steenhuisen joined the DA as they protested against what they call utter neglect by the ANC in managing water resources yesterday at Gallagher estate, 6 October 2021.The march was to Gallagher estate where a meeting was being held in regard to water. Picture: Neil McCartney

It wasn’t a watershed election; instead a brilliant strategic move by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) pushed out the ANC and handed the Democratic Alliance (DA) Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni. They were two of the most hotly contested and hung councils in this month’s municipal elections. Both cities now sport a DA speaker and executive mayor but will the EFF pull the strings in the background? Former DA deputy executive director and political commentator Russel Crystal said: “The DA is not the king, it is the court jester and will have to perform to the will of the EFF now, or...