Zille makes U-turn on DA being a 20% party, says they can't form a coalition with current ANC

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Helen Zille
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Helen Zille says she would not be working her "backside off" to win a 50% plus one majority in Nelson Mandela Bay if the party believed that it should enjoy 15% to 20% of electoral support. 

Her comments come after a leaked recording from 2019 surfaced where Zille is heard saying the DA should consolidate its support at 20% and enter into a coalition with the ANC.

But on Monday, Zille appeared to distance herself from suggestions that the DA may enter into a coalition with the ANC after the 1 November municipal elections. 

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