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.