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Zanu-PF confident of successful SA coalition deal

by Staff reporter
06 Jun 2024 at 02:49hrs | Views
ZANU-PF is optimistic that coalition talks to form the next South African Government will be successful and beneficial for the majority.

Despite winning the highest number of votes at 40.18 percent, the ANC fell short of an outright majority in the recent elections and must negotiate with other parties to surpass the 50 percent threshold necessary to elect the next President.

The Democratic Alliance received 21.81 percent, uMkhonto weSizwe 14.58 percent, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) 9.52 percent, and smaller parties collectively under 14 percent.

ZANU-PF spokesperson, Christopher Mutsvangwa, praised the peaceful and democratic conduct of the South African elections, noting the political maturity shown. He emphasized that the electorate expects leaders to collaborate for the nation's benefit and that the anticipated coalition government should serve the majority's interests.

Mutsvangwa highlighted that both the EFF and uMkhonto weSizwe are offshoots of the ANC, with differences that are more personal than ideological. He urged these parties to work together, reflecting on their shared history in the liberation struggle.

The 2024 elections marked the end of the ANC's 30-year electoral dominance in South Africa.

Source - The Herald