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UDM initiates party coalition

There may be a possible coalition between the UDM, Agang SA and Cope ahead of next year’s election.

There may be a possible coalition between the UDM, Agang SA and Cope ahead of next year’s election. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - A possible coalition is on the cards for the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Agang SA and the Congress of the People (Cope) political parties ahead of the 2014 general elections.

It's been reported UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa wants to team up with Agang SA's Mamphela Ramphele in a bid to challenge the African National Congress (ANC)'s dominance in the Eastern Cape.

But the UDM leader has said it's all speculation.

Holomisa could only confirm he has been in talks with the two parties.

"We agreed we would let Agang SA launch themselves as a party and that Cope must find a way to sort through their disputes. We will be meeting again very soon."

He said nothing is concrete at this stage.

"The positive thing is that all of us feel strongly that we need to close rank and unite in fighting for the people of South Africa from this maladministration we are witnessing on a daily basis."

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