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— Unions are concerned that a shift in political power at metropolitan municipalities after the elections could mean a purge of African National Congress(ANC)-aligned workers.

Tshwane, ohannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay are three cities where the Democratic Alliance (DA) — which is outspoken about the deployment of cadres into key positions for which they are not suitably qualified — will wield more influence in the corridors of power.(Business Day)

— The ANC garnered the most votes in Johannesburg, but still fell short of a 50 percent majority, meaning the metro would have be run through a coalition.
The metro was the last to be counted, and the release of the city’s results officially brought the 2016 local government elections to a close on Saturday night. (News24)

— In a desperate bid to hang on to power in the metros and cities that it lost in this week’s elections, the ANC is dangling carrots in front of possible coalition partners.
It wants to prevent them from siding with the DA, the biggest gainer in Wednesday’s polls.(City Press) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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