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African National Congress (ANC) secretary-General Gwede Mantashe says the failure to act firmly on allegations of mismanagement and corruption cost the party control of municipalities‚ especially in Gauteng where it lost Tshwane and Johannesburg to the Democratic Alliance (DA).

from Mail Online

South Africa opposition coalition talks fail after vote

South African main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader Mmusi…

The Karoo Democratic Force (KDF) hoped to be able to announce later on Wednesday whether it would crown the Democratic Alliance (DA) or the African National Congress (ANC) as the kings of the Karoo after last week's elections resulted in a hung council. The DA initially thought the Beaufort West Municipality was in the bag when the results of the 2016 local government elections came through on Thursday.

Five smaller parties have agreed to work with the Democratic Alliance (DA) in some of the 27 hung councils countrywide, confirming that a DA-led coalition will govern Nelson Mandela Bay metro. A beaming Mmusi Maimane led a press conference to announce that the DA had spoken to a number of political parties and agreed on coalitions with Congress of the People, the African Christian Democratic Party, Freedom Front Plus, United Democratic Movement and the Inkatha Freedom Party.


Rahul Gandhi, the Gandhi family ‪#‎scion‬ and the vice-president of the Congress party, is back from his two month ‪#‎holiday‬. Political ‪#‎machismo‬ is at its best. yesterday Rahul said that the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) government was a government of industrialists, or as he put it: 'suit, boot ki sarkar'. smile emoticon ‪#‎Political‬ ‪#‎slogans‬ are at its best really.

Returning the "state capture" report to the Public Protector's office makes no sense, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday. The report was "kept under lock and key" in Parliament from Friday and was due to be sent back to the Public Protector's office on Monday.


President Jacob Zuma must get what he always wanted, his day in court, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Friday. The High Court in Pretoria ruled that former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe’s decision in April 2009 to drop corruption charges against Zuma was irrational. The party welcomed the judgment and said it was significant as it meant that the NPA’s decisions could not be inconsistent with law. “Ultimately we’ve always maintained that the decision to…


ANC WC: ANC Western Cape shocked by DA involvement in Israel propaganda week. The ANC Western Cape is shocked that the Democratic Alliance (DA) continues to support Israel. We are more shocked given that this is happening in a province where just over 200 000 South Africans marched against Israeli Apartheid and its oppression against the Palestinians.


The Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) welcomes the judgment handed down by the Pretoria High Court (the High Court) in Democratic Alliance v Acting NDPP and Others. A full bench of the High Court has reached a judgment that a decision taken in 2009‚ by the then Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mokotedi Mpshe, to drop 783 charges against the President, Mr Zuma, was irrational and should be reviewed and set aside. The charges relate to the Arms Deal, in which his…