In City of Joburg, the real deal was between the ANC and the PA | The Citizen

Arguments over ActionSA’s role in the ousting of Joburg’s Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse are a sideshow. While it is true that ActionSA tried to have an Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) councillor as a candidate for the speaker position, this was not the reason for the governing coalition’s collapse. Despite the verbal aggression, ActionSA voted with the coalition at all important times. The IFP-for-speaker ploy provided ActionSA and the Patriotic Alliance (PA) with ammunition to – unjustly in my view – describe the DA as arrogant for declining to accept the suggestion. However, the real deal was between…

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