ANC Ramaphosa leaks

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe. Image via Twitter: @pulemabe

Elections 2021: ANC continuing coalition talks with political parties

The ANC and DA are currently discussing possible coalitions, after failing to claim outright victories in 66 municipalities

ANC Ramaphosa leaks

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe. Image via Twitter: @pulemabe

The ANC’s Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile and Deputy Secretary-General Paul Mashatile are leading a team of negotiators taking part in coalition talks with other political parties.

“This initiative is one of many constructive engagements that are happening at all levels of the organisation. This follows the number of hung municipalities throughout the country. The ANC is a common denominator in all these hung municipalities,” said the party’s spokesperson Pule Mabe.

The ANC achieved a majority in 161 municipalities, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) achieved a majority in 13 municipalities. The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) managed to bag 10 municipalities during these elections. Political parties, including the ANC have no choice but to enter into coalition agreements as there are now 66 hung municipalities.

ANC still to engage other parties

After meeting with the EFF on Saturday, 6 November 2021, the ANC says meetings with other political parties will follow.

“The ANC believes that with our maturing democracy, there is a need to look beyond party confines to service our people. We believe that in exercising their will, the people of South Africa have imposed on all parties to work together and take the country forward. This forms part of an established and increasingly new condition for most municipalities”

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe

Another key party expected to engage the party on a possible coalition is the DA, which itself is also meeting to discuss the same matter.