South Africa opposition takes control of capital from ANC

An opposition councillor is elected mayor of Pretoria after South Africa's ruling ANC party lost control of the capital for the first time since the end of apartheidSouth Africa’s ruling ANC lost control of the capital Pretoria for the first time since the end of apartheid two decades ago, as an opposition councillor was elected mayor on Friday. Solly Msimanga, 36, of the liberal centre-right Democratic Alliance (DA), was elected unopposed at a city council meeting following nationwide municipal ballots earlier this month. ANC councillors, aggrieved at their loss of power, heckled Msimanga as he addressed the council.

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