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Zuma's MK party snubs ANC coalition overtures

by Staff reporter
06 Jun 2024 at 02:57hrs | Views
The African National Congress (ANC) has confirmed engaging in coalition talks with several opposition parties following their failure to secure a majority in last week's elections, marking the first such occurrence since the end of Apartheid in 1994. However, the party has not yet reached an agreement, and former President Jacob Zuma's Umkhonto we Sizwe has declined their overtures.

ANC spokesperson Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri announced during a press briefing that the party has conducted meetings with delegations from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Democratic Alliance (DA), National Freedom Party (NFP), and Patriotic Alliance (PA).

Additionally, the ANC has engaged with the South African Communist Party, Congress of South African Trade Unions, and South African National Civics Organisation as part of broader consultations.

"The ANC is engaging with political parties across the country to gather ideas on forming a government that ensures national unity, stability, and the continued transformation of South Africa while safeguarding our constitutional democracy," Bhengu-Motsiri stated.

She also mentioned that despite the ANC's repeated efforts to engage with Zuma's Umkhonto we Sizwe party, there has been no positive response.

"Our door remains open as we continue to reach out to every party that is keen to contribute positively to moving our country forward," Bhengu-Motsiri added.

Source - The Chronicle