EFF confirms coalition ‘warm up talks’
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 18:37:28
The EFF says no formal coalition talks have begun, but it says what the party describes as ‘warm up talks’ are underway. The EFF didn’t say which party it’s in talks with.
The ANC has failed to get an outright majority in the metros of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni or Tshwane, where it trailed the DA in the final results, or the municipality of Mogale City west of Jo’burg.
The EFF will be the kingmaker in all these Gauteng municipalities.
The IEC is due to announce the final results at 6 on Saturday evening .
EFF Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, says they are going to take South Africans into their confidence and have transparent talks.
“Whatever that is happening at moment, the people of SA must just know its warm up conversations. There are no formal talks; there are no formal deals or formal negotiations. As soon as there is a formal request for conversation, we are going to be very open and transparent because we are building people’s municipalities and people’s democracy. It cannot happen without people’s participation and people’s knowledge.”