Opposition mayor elected in S.African capital in historic vote

AFP , Friday 19 Aug 2016

An opposition councillor was elected mayor of Pretoria on Friday in a historic vote that saw the country's ruling ANC party lose control of the capital for the first time since the end of apartheid.

Solly Msimanga of the liberal centre-right Democratic Alliance (DA), was elected unopposed.

"I now declare councillor Solly Msimanga as the new executive mayor," said newly elected DA speaker Rachel Mathebe.

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