Statement of the ANC on Coalition Government
The ANC has assembled a team of negotiators led by the Treasurer General, Cde Paul Mashatile and the Deputy Secretary General, Cde Jessie Duarte. 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.
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.
The team met with a number of political parties yesterday(06 November 2021). Other meetings with other parties will follow as and when they are ready to engage. We believe that as different parties, we are enjoined by a commitment to work for our people and the country.
We once more reiterate our commitment as the ANC to find solutions that will benefit our people. Once we reach agreements with other parties, we will jointly communicate those decisions.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL COMRADE JESSIE DUARTE ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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