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The ANC's new Johannesburg mayor Dada Morero, flanked by his coalition partners.
The ANC's new Johannesburg mayor Dada Morero, flanked by his coalition partners.
Alex Patrick

As the ANC misses opportunities to fix itself, opposition parties are missing opportunities to prove a point they are better in the driving seat, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela as he reflects on recent developments in Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay.

The ousting of the ANC-led coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay and removal of the DA-led coalition in Johannesburg have brought into sharp focus the political instability of hung councils.

In Nelson Mandela Bay, the DA and its allies emerged victorious at the expense of the ANC, which was unable to accommodate the interests of smaller parties. 

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