Malema The Big Winner
Malema The Big Winner: The Democratic Alliance (DA) should brace itself for various forms of mass mobilisation by the ANC, especially in the major metros of Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape, political analyst Elvis Masoga said yesterday.‘Malema has been putting a lot of pressure on the ANC, and so far he has outplayed them,’ says a political analyst. Another analyst, Professor Andre Duvenhage, said the outcome of this week’s elections in Johannesburg was a positive sign for opposition parties and a big blow for the ANC. Speaking to The Citizen yesterday, Duvenhage said while it was the DA that was now in charge of the country’s big metros, the big winner was Julius Malema, leader of the EFF.
Analyst Ralph Mathekga said recalling Zuma would not automatically solve the problems faced by the ANC. He said that the party was going through complex issues. Among them, he said, was how to regain the trust of the urban voters. Mthembu was a Johannesburg councillor from 2011 until she died after “fainting” at the inaugural sitting. She was recently re-elected to serve for another five years. Mthembu was an ANC proportional representation councillor for Ward 119, which includes Naturena and Freedom Park.