John Steenhuisen has released a statement explaining the conditions which would see the DA considering a coalition with the ruling party, following misconceptions sparked by his previous utterances.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 3 March 2021, to circulate a statement by its Federal Leader, John Steenhuisen, who elaborated on the conditions that would lead to the suggested coalition between the DA and the African National Congress (ANC). The statement forms part of the Federal Leader’s weekly newsletter, Straight Talk.
In the newsletter, Steenhuisen first detailed the pillars that govern his party. Thereafter, he explained that the DA is continually working towards realising these pillars for the betterment of South African citizens. Therefore, in a pursuit of realising the pillars, the DA is willing to work with other political parties, including the ruling party, should it be able to reach a mutual understanding with the DA.
According to the statement, “The DA will be tabling a raft of reforms in Parliament over the coming five months. We need just one third of ANC MPs to support them. As I said in my SONA reply speech recently, ‘We will be tabling them here …to give those good men and women still left in the ANC the opportunity to vote for reform and growth even if your enemies on the benches around you won’t.’”
See the post below.
"We will not go into a formal coalition with any party, including the ANC, if it means compromising on our core principles.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) March 3, 2021