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ANC in Joburg says coalition talks with other parties still ongoing

The party is still uncertain on whether it will run the city of gold, come tomorrow’s council meeting.

FILE: City of Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg says talks are still ongoing with opposition parties and the outcome of those meetings will decide the future of the city.

The party's greater Johannesburg region has held a briefing ahead of the city's inaugural council tomorrow.

The ANC failed to reach 50 percent of the votes in Johannesburg and needs to form a coalition with other smaller parties in order to govern.



The party is still uncertain on whether it will run the city of gold, come tomorrow's council meeting.

Mayor Parks Tau says they still in talks with other political parties.

"I can confirm that up until last night we were still in negotiations with other parties. So we're not in a position to say that it has been confirmed at this stage."

Tau says they have committed to continue serving the people of Johannesburg with regards to any leadership.

"Whether in government or in opposition, this is the position of the committee."

The party says it will not enter into a coalition with any political organisation that is not prepared to advance the agenda of radical and socio economic transformation in the City of Johannesburg.

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