Overlooked Tshwane mayoral candidate jumps DA ship, joins Mashaba

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Former acting mayor and DA regional chairperson Abel Tau has joined a long list of former DA members who have found a new home in former City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba’s The People’s Dialogue. Picture: Deaan Vivier
Former acting mayor and DA regional chairperson Abel Tau has joined a long list of former DA members who have found a new home in former City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba’s The People’s Dialogue. Picture: Deaan Vivier

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Said Mashaba on Thursday morning: “I am pleased to announce that Tshwane councillor Abel Tau is the latest South African to join our new party.”

Although Tau was Tshwane regional chairperson during the 2016 local government elections, when the DA and EFF coalition managed to force out the ANC from the metro, his party preferred Solly Msimanga for the position of mayor.

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