Cosatu feels betrayed by the marriage between the DA and the EFF, president Sdumo Dlamini has told journalists.
Workers should prepare for serious battles in DA-led municipalities, says Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali.
Former mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Danny Jordaan has been appointed the official leader of the opposition by the ANC.
The last of the country's major metros elected their respective mayors and speakers on Tuesday, heralding a new era of local politics in South Africa.
Newly-elected Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina says ANC members have forgotten who fought for their liberation, while criticising the EFF for siding with the DA in hung municipalities.
Outgoing Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele says he is relaxed and hopeful about the future.
Newly-elected Saldanha Bay Mayor Marius Koen says he is feeling jittery after a bag containing a knife, a sheep's head, and a live tortoise was left outside his house.
EFF and DA councillors were united in their demands during the first sitting of council in Ekurhuleni on Tuesday.
ANC councillor Patricia Kumalo has been elected speaker of the Ekurhuleni council, beating DA councillor Shadow Shabangu
EFF leader Julius Malema has told the ANC that they are self-destructing and to "jump into the nearest hell”.
The EFF in Ekurhuleni has promised that its members and supporters will not cause any chaos during the voting for a mayor at the first seating.
Newcomers to the eThekwini Metro council, the Economic Freedom Fighters, have refused to sing along to the Afrikaans portion of the national anthem.
Ekurhuleni's first council meeting, where a new mayor and speaker are expected to be elected, is proceeding smoothly, with joyous singing and dancing by political party supporters.
The possibility of an early ANC elective conference is currently being discussed within the ruling party, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.
The ANC's newly elected mayor in Rustenburg, Mpho Khunou, was just as shocked as the opposition after his re-election on Friday, he says.