IFP to announce KZN coalition partners 

By Sihle Mavuso

The IFP is expected to announce its KwaZulu-Natal coalition partners on Wednesday in Durban after its national council staged a long meeting on Monday.

The party’s spokesperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, confirmed this to Scrolla.Africa on Tuesday, but refused to share who they had picked.

“We will make announcements tomorrow afternoon,” Hlengwa said.  

However, Scrolla.Africa has learned from reliable sources that the party has chosen to form a coalition with the ANC, DA, and the National Freedom Party (NFP).

The sources said it was decided that partnering with the MK, which is currently disputing the election results, would be suicidal.

“We are going with the DA, ANC, and the NFP. The MK party is off the list. They will come with a lot of heavy baggage,” one insider said. 

The chairperson of the DA in KZN, Dean Macpherson, said they have had engagements and talks with several political parties in the legislature, except the MK and the EFF.

“There is no agreement or deal at this stage as this still needs to be accepted by national structures if and when such a proposal is given to the DA. We continue to keep the channels of communication open with parties in the province,” Macpherson said. 

The DA is likely to partner with the IFP and the ANC.

The secretary-general of the NFP, Canaan Mdletshe, said his party is still discussing who to partner with.

The party will play a kingmaker role with its single vote in the provincial legislature.

Pictured above: The IFP will announce its coalition preferences on Wednesday in Durban.  

Source: Supplied


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