The DA’s federal executive has ruled out entering coalitions with the EFF and the ANC and any other party that it says is not committed to constitutionalism, the rule of law and nonracialism.
The party’s federal executive has held a meeting to discuss its approach to coalitions after the local government elections and says a focus for the party is that any coalitions it enters into must be stable and serve the people.
The party says service delivery must be a priority.
Furthermore, DA leader John Steenhuisen says it is not the job of the country’s official opposition to save the ANC. This comes amid some calls for the DA and the ANC to form stable coalitions in many of the hung municipalities after the local government elections.
LGE 2021 I Some political parties set out strict non-negotiable coalition conditions:
The 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 ANC in the 66 hung councils across the country.
This emerged at the special ANC 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 it.
LGE 2021 I ANC NEC in talks over possible coalitions post-local government elections: