IFP joins DA

IFP to join DA and other opposition parties for pact discussions. Image: Times

IFP to join the DA for National Convention

The IFP will join the DA and other opposition parties for moonshot pact discussions about the country’s growth.

IFP joins DA

IFP to join DA and other opposition parties for pact discussions. Image: Times

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) accepted an invitation from the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) John Steenhuisen to take part in a national convention.

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The convention is for other “like-minded” opposition parties to discuss how to collectively strengthen the future of the country. The IFP stated that this does not mean it has entered into an election coalition agreement with any party.

In a statement issued over the weekend, the IFP said it believed there was a need for political parties to talk about the country’s growth.

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The party also said that the DA should not adopt a ‘big brother stance’ on this issue.

“It is essential that we create an environment and an engagement of parties that can work successfully, should the electorate not give one political party a 50 + 1 percent majority in 2024.”

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The IFP said that the current ” unstable ” situation in the City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, and Tshwane is of great concern to voters.

“The IFP knows what works and what does not work when it comes to political pacts. We will therefore offer our wisdom to this Convention. In hopes that it might avoid the common errors that have weakened past working relationships between opposition parties,” it added. 

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It added that South Africans are asking for like-minded parties to begin exploring successful working relations so that they can steer our country out of the current crisis.

“The IFP is responsive to the cry of the people. It is time for a constructive engagement of parties that will become a government of renewal.”