President Cyril Ramaphosa, smarting from leading the ANC to its worst electoral performance yet, described the outcome, which will necessitate coalitions in councils across the country, as a victory for democracy and he made a call for leaders to work together.

“If we are to make this a new and better era, we as leaders must put aside our differences and work together in a spirit of partnership, of co-operation, of collaboration and common purpose in the interests of the people of SA,” he said in comments that came after the final results of the local government elections were released...

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