DA risking successful coalitions: opposition parties

DA risking successful coalitions: opposition parties

A group of opposition parties have expressed disappointment at the Democratic Alliance's (DA) apparent backtracking on an agreement to support the mayoral candidate put forward by ActionSA in Johannesburg.

John Steenhuisen IEC

The multi-party group consisting of Action SA, the Freedom Front Plus, ACDP and UDM, have committed to keeping the ANC out of government in as many municipalities as possible.

On Saturday, the DA released a video statement by leader John Steenhuisen in which he dismissed the request made of his party to support ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba as mayor.

Steenhuisen also confirmed that they intend to field mayoral candidates for Johannesburg and Tshwane this week.

The joint group says the DA communicated these decisions without first informing coalition partners.

The group says is doesn't understand what the DA's intentions could be from this point, but that it seems that the party will proceed to council meetings next week without formal agreements.

The multi-party group has called on the DA to honour its commitment to keep the ANC out of these municipalities by engaging with potential coalition partners in good faith.


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