The IFP is reportedly considering an alliance with ANC in Gauteng

The IFP is reportedly considering an alliance with ANC in Gauteng

- The IFP is reportedly considering an alliance with the ANC in Gauteng

- This comes after the IFP's chairperson in the province said their relationship with the DA was fraying

- The IFP says they are unhappy with the behind-the-scenes relationship between Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and the EFF

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The ANC and IFP are reportedly considering forming an alliance in Johannesburg to shift the balance of power in municipalities.

This comes as the IFP is currently part of a DA-led coalition in the city.

The IFP's chairperson in Gauteng says that the party's relationship with the DA is "unhealthy and unhappy".

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The chairperson, Bonginkosi Dlamini, added that there was a "big possibility" that the IFP might join forces with the ANC in the region, according to the Mail & Guardian.

While the IFP did not formally sign on as part of the coalition, they appear to have come to some kind of agreement with the DA. For example, the party was allowed to chair the oversight committee on the Gauteng premier and legislature.

However, it appears that the relationship between the DA and IFP is fraying. For instance, last year the IFP's member of the mayoral council for housing was fired.

Additionally, Dlamini says that the nature of the relationship between the EFF and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is a problem, has gathered.

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Currently, the ANC only holds one more seat in the Gauteng provincial legislature than the opposition.

If the IFP were to throw their support behind the ANC, it would strengthen the ANC's ability to pass their legislation and weaken the opposition's agenda.

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