Defend Truth


ANC makes history for all the wrong reasons by slipping below 50% in Lekwa Municipality, Mpumalanga

ANC makes history for all the wrong reasons by slipping below 50% in Lekwa Municipality, Mpumalanga
Voters queue at a voting station in Sebokeng to cast their ballots in the municipal elections on 1 November 2021. (Photo: Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)

Quick Afternoon updates from a Daily Maverick analyst.

While the ANC licks its wounds over Lekwa, the party holds onto Emakhazeni in Mpumalanga and faces the prospect of a coalition government in Thembelihle Local Municipality, Northern Cape after losing outright majority.


Comments - Please in order to comment.

Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted


This article is free to read.

Sign up for free or sign in to continue reading.

Unlike our competitors, we don’t force you to pay to read the news but we do need your email address to make your experience better.

Nearly there! Create a password to finish signing up with us:

Please enter your password or get a sign in link if you’ve forgotten

Open Sesame! Thanks for signing up.

A South African Hero: You

There’s a 99.7% chance that this isn’t for you. Only 0.3% of our readers have responded to this call for action.

Those 0.3% of our readers are our hidden heroes, who are fuelling our work and impacting the lives of every South African in doing so. They’re the people who contribute to keep Daily Maverick free for all, including you.

The equation is quite simple: the more members we have, the more reporting and investigations we can do, and the greater the impact on the country.

Be part of that 0.3%. Be a Maverick. Be a Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

MavericKids vol 3

How can a child learn to read if they don't have a book?

81% of South African children aged 10 can't read for meaning. You can help by pre-ordering a copy of MavericKids.

For every copy sold we will donate a copy to Gift of The Givers for children in need of reading support.