DA confident of sealing coalition deals soon
The Democratic Alliance's James Selfe says they are now exchanging hard proposals with other parties.
JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the next two days are going to be crucial in its coalition talks with other parties to govern in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.
The party earlier confirmed it was in talks with the Economic Freedom Fighters and other groups about creating a system where they can govern.
The African National Congress fell below 50 percent in some major metros in the local government elections 13 days ago.
The chairperson of the DA's Federal Council James Selfe says they are now exchanging hard proposals with other parties.
'We've exchanged written documents and I think we're at the stage where we've much better understanding about where we're coming from and what would be the possibilities of collaborative governance."
He says the next round of negotiations will be crucial.
Selfe is also confident that they will be able to reach the necessary agreements by Saturday's deadline.