Elections 2021: DA claims ‘historic victory’ in uMngeni, KZN

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Hard work pays off ... Future mayor of uMngeni Chris Pappas makes a toast after the DA received 47% of the votes to win the majority in the hotly contested municipality on Tuesday.
Hard work pays off ... Future mayor of uMngeni Chris Pappas makes a toast after the DA received 47% of the votes to win the majority in the hotly contested municipality on Tuesday.
Moeketsi Mamane

It’s a historic victory and a new dawn.

That’s how DA national leader John Steenhuisen described Tuesdays win for the DA in the hotly contested uMngeni Municipality.

Steenhuisen made the official announcement on Tuesday at the IEC’s result operations centre, where he said the party now governed its first municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.

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