Cape Town – ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has reportedly warned political parties against “the ANC dollar” and made his stance on possible coalition very clear.
During an interview with The Citizen, Mashaba said while his party was going all out to unseat the ANC in next year’s general elections, he was not willing to work with either the ANC or EFF.
Mashaba said this amid speculation that the ANC and the EFF were likely to enter into a coalition agreement prior to next year’s general elections.
“Our position is very clear, we will not work with the ANC nor the EFF.
“We have seen during the coalition drama in the City of Johannesburg with the buying of votes and that clearly tells you that the ANC has put our democracy on sale, and it is for this reason that we are calling on all patriotic South Africans to avoid the ANC dollars,” the report quoted Mashaba as saying.
Mashaba made his point of view on coalition clear when he commented on the “moonshot pact” initiated by DA leader John Steenhuisen.
Following his re-election as party leader, Steenhuisen undertook to form a “moonshot pact” with like-minded political parties, civil society organisations and civic movements to stop an ANC-EFF coalition from running the country.
He said he was committed to making coalitions work, as he focused on defeating the ANC in the 2024 national elections.
However, Mashaba warned the DA leader not to make the formation of a united opposition about the DA or his leadership but rather engage other political opposition parties as equal partners over its planned “moonshot pact”.
He said for a “grand coalition” against the ANC to succeed, coalition partners had to approach discussions in a spirit of mutual respect and humility.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe