CAPE TOWN Sunny. Mild.

7 day
  • Thursday 18-25°c High level clouds. Mild. High level clouds. Mild.
    Friday 18-20°c Showers late. Afternoon clouds. Cool. Showers late. Afternoon clouds. Cool.
    Saturday 14-17°c Showers late. Morning clouds. Cool. Showers late. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Sunday 15-18°c Mostly sunny. Cool. Mostly sunny. Cool.
    Monday 13-22°c Sunny. Cool. Sunny. Cool.
    Tuesday 18-21°c Sunny. Cool. Sunny. Cool.
More News

DA dismisses coalition agreements reached

2016-08-09 22:39
James Selfe (DA)

Johannesburg - The DA on Tuesday dismissed "ANC-inspired rumours" that coalition agreements have been reached, including Luthuli House’s "desperate spin" that the DA was horse-trading control of metros.

“These are the last kicks of a dying horse, desperate to cling onto power using misinformation,” said James Selfe, the chair of the DA’s Federal Executive. 

Selfe said the DA would continue with its negotiations in earnest with the clear objective of putting together governments that give effect to the majority of the electorates’ rejection of the ANC and its management of local government. 
“This requires establishing workable, well-governed municipalities and metros that are able to create jobs, deliver better services and bring years of corruption to a complete stop,” Selfe said.  
He said the DA-led governments would do make use of the pool of skills and talent that already exist in many of the existing administrations. 

Positions would not be awarded on the basis of political allegiances in DA-run towns and cities.  
He said the electorate has given parties a clear mandate to form a government and the DA would continue with all negotiations in the spirit of this mandate.

Read more on: da  |  anc  |  james selfe  |  johannesburg  |  local elections 2016  |  politics

More In This Category
IEC announces by-election date

The IEC has announced a date for municipal ward by-elections.

ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild, dismisses early conference talk

The ANC in Limpopo has vowed to reform itself and has urged branches to focus on rebuilding instead of holding an early special conference or consultative conference.

3 more arrests for slain DA councillor, partner

Three more people have appeared in court in connection with the murders of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner, the Northern Cape Hawks have said.

ANC 'colluding' MEC in hung councils hits back at IFP

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has hit back at the Inkatha Freedom Party which has accused her of working with the ANC to stall processes in hung municipalities.

News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |  AUTOTRADER  |