ANC takes 'tactical approach' in coalitions: Mbalula

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC's Head of Elections Fikile Mbalula briefed the media on the state of coalition politics, stating the party is not trying to orchestrate a power grab in metros with coalition leadership.

Mbalula said the ANC approach to coalitions is based on a long-term vision.



He stated the ANC will consult with residents to ensure service delivery and called the DA-led metros dependent on patronage and opportunism.

Mbalula said the party has decided to work with like-minded parties.

"We will continue to engage with regional and provincial structures of the ANC on how we can have the voice of the people heard.”



He had choice words for DA mayors, saying the party spoke about addressing corruption without producing results.

"You can't be in power by prayer," Mbalula said in reference to Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba.

Mbalula said the collapse of DA-led coalitions is due to a lack of principle and intraparty tensions.

He said white supremacy is imposed within the DA against African members and named Western Cape premier Helen Zille's online defences of colonialism as support for this argument.


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