Municipal Polls: Major Metros Set To Settle For Coalition | Here’s Why

SurgeZirc SA understands that most political parties have expressed their interest to enter a coalition with the major parties.

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SurgeZirc SA reports the South African municipal polls is on course for more twists with no fewer than six metros of the eight metros is set to end up with hung councils as they might have to settle for a coalition.

According to reports, the six metros that might settle for a coalition are Johannesburg, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni, eThekwini, Mangaung, and the Nelson Mandela Bay.

It was gathered that the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) established dominance in Buffalo City with 60%, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) held its own in Cape Town with 62%.

SurgeZirc SA understands that most political parties have expressed their interest to enter a coalition with the major parties.

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Recall that prior to the municipal polls, President of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the ANC will not be entering into any coalition with smaller parties saying that the ANC was in a better capacity to win outrightly.

Multiple reports revealed that the ANC prior to the hung council situation was having a good day at the polls in eThekwini and Mangaung while the other metros had been led through coalitions.

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It was gathered that in Johannesburg, the ANC had maintained a lead at 34.68%, DA 25.5%, ActionSA 16.61% while the EFF was at 11.77%.

Results in Ekurhuleni were also in favor of the ruling party with 38%, followed by the DA at 28.74%, while the EFF and ActionSA remained at 13.8% and 6.3%.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) on the other hand reportedly led the polls in Tshwane with 35% while the EFF, FF Plus, and ActionSA followed respectively at 10.24%, 8.18%, and 7.65%.

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