DA leader Mmusi Maimane says South Africans have shown they are ready to reject the ANC, after the ruling party failed to unseat the mayors in Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday fended off a motion of no confidence brought by the ANC in his council‚ as did Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip. Mashaba won by 140 votes against 121. The victory was delivered by the support the DA received from the EFF on the night.

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