The EFF played a surprising hand in a high-stakes political game this week, when it effectively handed power to the DA in key Gauteng metros — a move that’s expected to have far-reaching consequences ahead of the 2024 polls.

By the end of this week, the ANC will pretty much have lost the country’s main economic centres. Joburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni, and eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), all look set to be added to opposition-controlled Cape Town...

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