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AIC vows not to back down from demands

The AIC is expected to meet the ANC about forming a coalition government in Ekurhuleni.

Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The African Independent Congress (AIC) says it will not back down on its demand to have Matatiele reincorporated into KwaZulu-Natal.

The AIC is expected to meet the African National Congress (ANC) tomorrow about forming a coalition government in Ekurhuleni.

The ruling party in the province won 48.64% of the vote and is hoping to use the AIC's close to 2% to have an outright majority.

In 2006 the Constitutional Court found that Matatiele's redemarcation was invalid with the party meeting with President Jacob Zuma who promised to resolve the matter.

The party's Mandla Galo says they have also been approached by the Democratic Alliance but are waiting first for confirmation from the ANC.

"We are not going to compromise our demands, it's up to the ANC because we are going there on Sunday."

The AIC has three other demands which include the tarring of roads in the Eastern Cape, the re-opening of Maluti College and the improvement of the road between Matatiele and Lesotho

Galo says he received a call from the ANC's Zweli Mkhize about forming coalitions in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Rustenburg.

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