Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
15 Nov 2021
4:55 am

Herman Mashaba slated for closing doors as he refuses to negotiate with ANC

Eric Naki

Experts urge ActionSA leader to put aside his differences.

Action SA leader Herman Mashaba at the IEC ROC in Pretoria, 2 November 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

As political parties push to conclude coalition talks, ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has been criticised for closing the door on forming a coalition with the ANC because that will be a missed opportunity for him to pursue his vision as Joburg mayor. It left the ANC and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to explore a left-leaning coalition. Political analyst Dr Ntsikelelo Breakfast disagreed with ActionSA for insisting on “keeping the ANC out of power” at all costs. He questioned whether parties should consider their political differences, rather than concentrating on service delivery. On the EFF-ANC coalition Breakfast said: “I don’t...