EFF, DA coalition announcements expected tomorrow
There’s still no certainty on whether the parties have decided to co-govern the municipalities.
JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say that they will make announcements tomorrow about their coalition negotiations, and will explain what decisions they have made about how the big metros of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay will be governed.
But there's still no certainty on whether the parties have actually decided to co-govern the municipalities together.
The local elections saw the DA getting more votes than the African National Congress(ANC) in Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay, while the ANC fell below the fifty percent mark in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni.
The two parties won't say at this point if any kind of deal has been reached between them.
But EFF national chair Dali Mpofu says they will explain exactly what has happened, when they hold their press conference in Alexandra at 12pm tomorrow.
"We are at a phase called 'talks about talks', so it depends on whether some of the issues in the 'talks about talks' have been addressed, it would then determine whether or not we move into the next phase which would be proper negotiations."
The DA's press conference is scheduled for just two-and-a-half hours later, in Rosebank in Johannesburg.
Both the EFF and the DA have said in the past they wouldn't form coalitions with the ANC, and there's no official word from Luthuli House on whether it's made any deals.