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DA believes it shares some common goals with EFF

The party’s James Selfe earlier this week received the go-ahead to open coalition talks with the EFF.

DA supporters have gathered outside Cape Town Civic Centre to celebrate the party’s local government election victory in the Mother City. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says while there are vast ideological divides between it and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the two parties do share some common goals.

The party's James Selfe earlier this week received the go-ahead to open coalition talks with the red berets.

With a number of hung metropolitan municipalities, following last week's municipal polls, the race to form coalition is well underway

Selfe says negotiations to secure the Nelson Mandela Bay metro are advanced.

"There are about 17 other municipalities across the country where it's one hell of a comprehensive arrangement with the EFF which sees the DA and various other parties in government."

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