Political Analyst Daniel Silke says the ANC might have to form a coalition with other parties in Tshwane as results show that the ruling party might not get the required 51% to govern.
The bottom line is that a few years ago we would never even discussed the potential of the ANC to drop below 50% in these big metros. Even if the ANC does somehow get 50+1%, it will be a transformed ANC that will have to govern with much slimmer majorities in those areas.— Daniel Silke, Political analyst
Silke believes that the historic ANC supporters might have stayed away from the polls because of their dissatisfaction with the party. On the other hand DA was effective in bringing out its supporters to the polls in the DA controlled areas.
Talking about the Western Cape where the DA has overall control, Silke says if the ANC wishes to win the municipalities they previously governed they will have to redefine themselves entirely.
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