ANC in last minute talks
The ruling party has been locked in crunch time talks with opposition parties in a bid to retain the Johannesburg Metro.
Briefing the media yesterday, ANC greater Johannesburg chairperson Parks Tau admitted that the party is on shaky ground.
Tau said that the outcome of the negotiations will dictate what the future of Johannesburg will look like from thereon.
“However, should a need arise that we assume an opposition position, we remain committed to protect our radical spatial and socio-economic transformation agenda to ensure that the quality of life in Johannesburg is equally desirable for all its residents,” he said.
Today marks an important day for the ruling party when Joburg holds its first council sitting.
Both the ANC and the DA need 136 seats to secure governance in the metro.
The ANC achieved 44.5% and the DA 38.3% in the August, 3 local government elections.
The ANC will need 15 more seats to retain Johannesburg.