IFP says it will work with DA, EFF in KZN stronghold

The IFP now expects to govern an extra five councils & three district municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

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CAPE TOWN - The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says it will work with the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in its KwaZulu-Natal stronghold as well as in Gauteng.

The country's third-biggest opposition party says it's also signed the cooperation agreement endorsed in Johannesburg today by the DA, Freedom Front Plus, United Democratic Movement and other opposition parties.

Speaking at Parliament, IFP chief whip and campaigns head Narend Singh says while they had talks with the ANC, they had to take into account voters' unhappiness with the ruling party.

"The IFP DA and EFF agree on the principle that every citizen must be served by local government, regardless of which political party they support."

Singh says the EFF and DA will support the IFP in KwaZulu-Natal and it will co-operate with them in Gauteng.

"How we co-operate in each municipality will thus not be driven by politicking but by how it can attain those goals of good governance, service delivery and a clean administration."

The IFP now expects to govern an extra five councils and three district municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal over and above the six it won on 3 August.