The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will on Tuesday give an update on respective coalition alliance progress as the deadline for councils to elect mayors and speakers looms.
Recent local government elections did not have outright majority winners in 70 councils, which led to hung municipalities.
Political analyst Dr Ntsikelelo Breakfast says one party dominance is a thing of the past, and coalition formations are the future.
“In as much as I think that the African National Congress (ANC) has dropped the ball on matters of service delivery, on the other hand, I don’t agree with the view that political parties must enter into these coalition formations with the sole purpose of keeping the ANC out of power. Because that begs the question about whether they have the program of service delivery or not,” explains Dr Breakfast.
Below is the live stream for DA’s press briefing:
Last week, ActionSA said it had resolved to close the door on the Economic Freedom Fighters'(EFF) coalition proposal.
The three Gauteng metros: Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni are among the 70 hung councils where coalitions talks between political parties are continuing.
Party leader Herman Mashaba, says they have been given a clear mandate by their supporters not under any circumstances to work with the African National Congress (ANC) and they close the door on the EFF because of its involvement with the ANC.
ActionSA rejects EFF proposal on coalitions