Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) John Steenhuisen is set to give a fresh update on the party’s progress in a possible coalition agreement in some key hung municipalities, SurgeZirc SA reports.
According to a statement issued by National Communications Officer, Bongisa Mhaga on Monday, Steenhuisen will provide an update on the current developments regarding the Party’s ongoing coalition talks with political parties.
The DA leader is expected to be joined by the party’s Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille and DA National Spokesperson Siviwe Gwarube.
The DA will be looking to annex key areas as all seems to be playing out well for them at present.
Recall that SurgeZirc SA reported that party’s like the ActionSA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) could not reach a coalition consensus following some disagreement in the laid down stipulations.
Leader of the ActionSA, Hermane Mashaba when asked why the party could not reach a coalition resolution with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), he said they rejected the EFF because of their involvement with the ANC.
It will be recalled that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African National Congress (ANC) have close ties because Julius Malema who is the leader of the red barret used to be a member of the ANC.
Similarly, ActionSA leader Hermane Mashaba also has a rich historical background with the DA as he was once a party member and contested for the Mayoral seat of Joburg under the umbrella of the DA.
Mashaba reiterated that an agreement has been reached within the party that it will not have anything whatsoever to do with the ANC which is also in parley with the EFF.
“On the basis of them asking us to bring the ANC behind the backdoor. The ANC has been rejected by the people of South Africa and ActionSA has always maintained that we will not work with the ANC.
“So, this bill, unfortunately, doesn’t make sense to them, it’s against what we stand for. We’re about service delivery to our people who rejected the ANC,” says Mashaba.