Will the ANC lose three metros?
“But if you had to substitute parties, [Port Elizabeth mayor Danny] Jordaan would emerge stronger than [DA candidate] Atholl Trollip. As a person, Jordaan came in with a bit of credibility and as mayor has done well in terms of visibility and attending to problems. Things will improve for the ANC once they officially nominate Danny Jordaan and he becomes the face of the ANC campaign.
“The DA has a good chance in Tshwane because the meter-reading scandal, along with other scandals, meant that mayor Kgosientso ‘Sputla’ Ramokgopa hasn’t been able to turn things around there.”
Ndletyana said Ramokgopa had been distracted by scandals and infighting in Tshwane. “It is far more vulnerable than Johannesburg. I would bet in favour of mayor Parks Tau [staying] in Johannesburg. But the EFF may do a lot better in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Buffalo City.”
DA mayoral candidate in Tshwane Solly Msimanga said the survey was good news for the party but also an incentive to reinforce its campaign.
He said the survey confirmed what internal polls had been revealing to the DA – initially it appeared the
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