Cheryl Kahla
Deputy Online News Editor
2 minute read
7 Nov 2021
11:57 am

Coalition talks: Busy Sunday ahead for ANC, DA and IFP

Cheryl Kahla

One thing's for sure, ActionSA will not be entering into a coalition with the ANC any time soon...

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Now that the local government elections are done and the African National Congress (ANC) secured less than 50% support, political parties are set to discuss coalitions.

Coalition talks on Sunday

ANC, DA, IFP

The ANC, Democratic Alliance (DA), and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) will hold their separate coalition discussions today:

  • The ANC will be holding its National Working Committee
  • The DA will hold a special sitting of its Federal Executive
  • The IFP will hold its National Council Meeting today

The IFP will brief the media on the outcomes of its National Council Meeting, as well as the party’s plans following the local elections.

Watch live: IFP briefing

ANC-ActionSA coalition off the cards

Mashaba said he has absolutely no intention to enter into a coalition agreement with the ruling party. He said it’s “completely impossible”, and added:

“I said ‘wait for my call’. I am telling you, that call will not come in 300 years”.

Despite only being launched in August last year, ActionSA had the third-highest number of votes in the City of Johannesburg, where Mashaba previously served as mayor under the DA.

READ MORE HERE: ActionSA’s Herman Mashaba says DA has approached them

ActionSA-DA?

While ActionSA have been vocal about never working with the ANC, many believe a coalition with the DA and smaller parties in Tshwane would be ideal for service delivery.

ActionSA’s Herman Mashaba said the DA approached them but the party had nothing tangible to offer. He said the ANC and the DA can form a coalition without the need for ActionSA.

Mashaba says the only concern he has with the DA is their “arrogance” and according to him, during his stint as Joburg mayor, he struggled to get the party to respect other people.

Additional reporting by Rorisang Kgosana.

EFF’s list of demands

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) released their list of demands and a framework for parties who wish to step into a coalition with the red berets.

The EFF announced the formation of a coalition negotiations team, and some of the demands include speeding up land expropriation and removing Die Stem from the National Anthem.

The party said: “In essence, those who have approached the EFF must be prepared to agree and support these principles and general commitments with deadlines”.

NOW READ: EFF coalition demands: Speed up land expropriation, remove ‘Die Stem’