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NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 20 November 9 am

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In this bulletin:

# The ANC has been left out of a six-party coalition to be formed for Tshwane and Gauteng
# Kidnappings are on the increase in SA
# And, the Two Oceans Marathon will next year be a two-day event

# A six-party coalition has been formed to secure the Tshwane and Johannesburg mayoral positions. The Democratic Alliance, ActionSA, Freedom Front Plus, the ACDP, the UDM, and COPE met in Johannesburg on Friday and jointly agreed to vote for the DA’s mayoral candidate and incumbent mayor Randall Williams. In Johannesburg Action SA’s mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba has been tabled, with a decision to be finalised this weekend. The ANC has been left out of the coalition negotiations.

The ANC in the Free State has since interviewed elected councillors for mayoral positions in all the province’s municipalities. The party says it would now like to assert the approval for the final names of candidates for the positions, which will be finalised by the National Executive Committee over the weekend. It says until endorsement of recommendations of interviewing panels is done by the NEC, the current internal discussions on the names of candidates should not be taken as final. The ANC says the selection was a tough process.

# Police minister Bheki Cele says more than two-thousand kidnappings were reported in the period between July and September this year. Cele release the second quarter’s crime statistics yesterday:

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Meanwhile, a Grade 12 learner from Sandringham High School in Johannesburg has survived an attempted kidnapping. The 18-year-old girl was walking to school when a vehicle with four occupants reportedly drove towards her and attempted to force her into the car. According to the Gauteng Education Department, she managed to escape after screaming and fighting off one of the armed suspects. Spokesperson Steve Mabona says the suspects fled the scene:

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# And finally, the dates for next year’s Two Oceans Marathon have been announced. Race Director Debra Barnes says the 21-kilometer Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, 16 April 2022 with the 56-kilometer Ultra Marathon on Sunday the 17th. Barnes says competitors will not be pressured to be vaccinated for Covid-19. However, they will need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken not more than 48 hours prior to the race.

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