2016 Year in Review

Herman Mashaba and Democratic Alliance made history in 2016

Many people were taken by surprise when the Democratic Alliance (DA) announced that Herman Mashaba was the mayoral candidate for the City of Johannesburg.

EWN reporter, Masa Kekana, remembers how Twitter made fun of Mashaba and his views on black affirmative action, not knowing that he will emerge as the next mayor for City of Joburg and unseat the ANC.

Social media went abuzz. There were memes here and there, 'Herman Mashaba black like me, not so black like me'.

Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

Months later, to a lot of people's surprise, here is the DA unseats the ANC in the three major metros, including City of Johannesburg.

Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

Listen to Masa Kekana below for more highlights on Mashaba's journey to the Joburg mayor's office....


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