Home Politics The DA: Between a rock and a hard place

The DA: Between a rock and a hard place

M&G Premium

New and old: Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse of the Democratic Alliance. The DA took all three Gauteng metros. (Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images)

The ANC may have lost control of five hung metro councils to the Democratic Alliance this week, but the DA faces five years of governing them with a gun held to its head by the Economic Freedom Fighters and ActionSA — or the failure of the councils it now runs.

Hold the powerful to account for R10 a month*

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.

*R30 for your first three months, then R250/quarter.


Stay informed. Every weekday.