In the 2021 municipal elections, the DA could lose the Gauteng metro councils it won in 2016, say political analysts. This comes after it was plunged into crisis by the shock resignation of its top leaders.

The party’s running of the capital, Tshwane, and SA’s economic hub, Joburg, has been chaotic and controversial, and observers say its decision to get into bed with the EFF to clinch power in these metros has damaged its brand.

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