ANC Loses Johannesburg Control as Opposition Wins Mayor Post

  • DA candidates lead councils in four major South African cities
  • ANC support fell to 54.5% from 62.2% in 2014 national vote

The candidate of South Africa’s main opposition party was elected mayor of Johannesburg, ending the ruling African National Congress’s control of the nation’s economic hub as well as the capital, Pretoria, after its worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid.

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