ActionSA says its talks between different political parties on possible coalitions are at an advanced stage.
They include the Economic Freedom Fighters, African Christian Democratic Party, Good Party and the Democratic Alliance.
However, ActionSA Gauteng chairperson John Moodey is adamant that they have no plan of working with the African National Congress in any municipality.
He told the media in Sandton, Johannesburg, that this week they were set to meet with the Inkatha Freedom Party to seek common ground on how to approach coalitions in the hung municipalities.
ActionSA is now the third biggest party in the City of Johannesburg, with 16 percent of the votes. Moodey says they want sound coalition agreements.
That call will not come in 300 years, says Action SA leader on calling the ANC back
Last week, Action SA leader Herman Mashaba declined to reveal the name of one of the ANC top six members he has had an informal conversation with.
He said they discussed the possibility of a coalition in major municipalities in Gauteng.
Addressing the media at the Independent Electoral Commission National Results Operations Centre in Pretoria on Wednesday last week, Mashaba said: “Yeah, one of the top six, it was informal and I think for me, I really respect them, I wasn’t going to entertain it, the discussion. It was the first time they approached me, yesterday (Tuesday), I was hardly half an hour here and that time every media house wanted to speak to me and I said please just give me a chance – I think you’re asking me something totally impossible. I said wait for my call and I can tell you that call will not come in three hundred years,” says Mashaba.
Politics of coalitions in SA with Professor Susan Booysen
The African National Congress (ANC) says its negotiation team led by Head of Policy and former Minister Jeff Radebe is still busy with parties who are keen to work in coalitions with the party in the 66 hung councils across the country.
This emerged at the special ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting at Irene outside Pretoria.
The ANC has failed to secure enough votes to form governments in key municipalities including six metros after the Local Government Elections.
It is now racing to identify which parties are interested after ActionSA and the IFP openly said they would not work with the ANC.
ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte explains in the video below: