The Democratic Alliance (DA) defiantly pushed out the African National Congress (ANC) to snatch a humiliating defeat in Mogale city, Gauteng as DA candidate Lynne Pannall, knocked off ANC candidate Peace Mabe to win the council’s mayoral position.
ANC’s goose got cooked when the DA and the EFF formed a coalition in the council.
EFF deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, took to his twitter page and broke the good news to the party’s supporters.
@FloydShivambu posted: “The 1st Metro Municipality is out of the ANC’s kleptocratic control. They thought we were playing. It’s 3 to go. Imkile power!
The ANC has been defeated in Mogale City‚ and their candidate was the foul-mouthed Peace Mabe who kept on insulting EFF in Parliament.”
Another social media user, Zweli Ndhlovu with the twitter handle @JustZweli also confirmed the development by saying:
“Jesus has officially arrived in #MogaleCity too. Lynn Pannall is the new mayor.”
ANC’s defeated candidate, Peace Mabe was recently lambasted after she accused some opposition parties of misusing the Nkandla saga to campaign for votes. She, however, pleaded with South Africans to lay aside Nkandla grudges and forgive President Jacob Zuma.
In 2004, the controversial ANC MP launched a scathing attack on EFF leader Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane during the #paybackthemoney protests in parliament.
She dubbed Maimane a rented black and a fake priest in the heat of the moment and branded Malema and Floyd Shivambu ‘bloody bastards’.
Meanwhile, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has sworn-in DA’s Athol Trollip as the city’s mayor. This comes after the party’s 46.71% win over ANC’s 40.92% in the August third local government elections.
DA’s Jonathan Lawack was also elected as Speaker of the council while UDM’s Mongameli Bobani was sworn in as Trollip’s deputy.