Little-known party could play kingmaker in Rustenburg


Members of the mining community carry food parcels donated by aid organisation Gift of the Givers at the Khomanani mine in Rustenburg on 28 May 2014.

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JOHANNESBURG - The little-known Forum for Service Delivery could prove key in Rustenburg in North West.

Formed by breakaway ANC members, the party secured four seats in the Rustenburg municipality.

The ANC won 43 seats, but failed to obtain an outright majority, while the EFF secured 24 seats.

This means the Forum for Service Delivery (F4SD) could be crucial to any coalition.

"If other parties approach us for a coalition, as F4SD we are ready," said spokesman Mabhare Kekane.

If you look at the Auditor-General&39;s report in Rusternburg, R1-billion was fruitless expenditure, wasteful expenditure. What we are saying is (that) people are suffering on the ground, so we are ready as Forum 4 Service Delivery for a coalition that will serve the masses on the ground. As long as that coalition is in the best interests of the people on the ground, we are ready to clap with other oppositions."

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