The end of the week could see unlikely coalition partnerships, says political analyst Judith February.
Negotiations are under way as the ruling party and official opposition look to smaller parties to gain majority in contested metropoles where they were neck-and-neck.
According to February, political parties that aren't ideologically suited may end up collaborating to govern in municipalities such as Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.
She says while the DA has a strong position, the EFF clearly are the kingmakers in these elections.
At the same time, February says that the treatment of the silent anti-rape protesters, under the movement "Remember Khwezi" was a very sour way to end a long week of democratic activity.
She adds that President Jacob Zuma is haunted by his past travails wherever he goes.
The evening was meant to be a celebration of our democracy. But as always we have a President that is not fit to hold office, so scandal follows him wherever he goes.— Judith February, political analyst
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