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FF Plus focuses on national coalition talks before WC

At least eight municipal councils including Beaufort West, Bitou and Knysna are still undecided.

FILE: ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe shares a moment with FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder, Piet Croukamp and COPE’s Willie Madisha. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) says it wants to conclude coalition talks at a national level before deciding on which party to partner with in the Western Cape.

The party is the kingmaker in the Hessequa Municipality, where the Democratic Alliance and the African National Congress (ANC) have eight seats each. They both need one seat to control the council.

FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder says coalition talks for the Eden District council are yet to begin.

"If you want to put it in a bigger mix - Tshwane and Johannesburg are part of the bigger talks - and in Limpopo there are a few places where we are kingmaker, and we will see whether we can get something done there. There are so many different complications with other parties as well."

At least eight municipal councils including Beaufort West, Bitou and Knysna are still undecided.