ANALYSIS | Sethulego Matebesi: Elections 2021 - It is a non-stop rollercoaster ride

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Indications are the ANC – despite the myriad of challenges it faces – will hold on to power in most municipalities in the upcoming elections, writes the author.
Indications are the ANC – despite the myriad of challenges it faces – will hold on to power in most municipalities in the upcoming elections, writes the author.
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The ANC remains vulnerable in metropolitan councils ahead of the municipal elections, writes Sethulego Matebesi. He argues that, for this reason, there is a great possibility of new coalitions being formed, particularly in hung councils.

Never before in the history of democratic South Africa have we witnessed such intense constitutional rupture - when the basic rules of political life are in doubt – about an election as the local government elections, scheduled for 1 November. 

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