DA, ActionSA and 5 Other Opposition Parties to Host Convention to Draw Up Plan to Defeat ANC in 2024 Elections

DA, ActionSA and 5 Other Opposition Parties to Host Convention to Draw Up Plan to Defeat ANC in 2024 Elections

  • Seven opposition parties have set their sights on booting the African National Congress out of power
  • After a series of meetings, the DA, IFP and ActionSA and four other parties have agreed to host a convention to discuss how to defeat the ruling party
  • The multi-party convention aims to come up with a pre-election pact before heading to the polls in 2024

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JOHANNESBURG - Several opposition parties are reading themselves to defeat the African National Congress in the upcoming general elections.

The DA, ActionSA and five other opposition parties are banding together to boot the ANC out of the government
Seven opposition parties, including the DA and ActionSA, are planning a convention to plan how to unseat the ANC. Image: Michele Spatari/Getty, RODGER BOSCH/Getty Images & @GuyRobe14891418/Twitter
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Older, more established parties like the DA, IFP, Freedom Front Plus and National Freedom Party have decided to join forces with political newbies ActionSA, the United Independent Party and Spectrum National to draw up battle plans.

7 opposition parties plan to hold national convention to discuss how to unseat ANC

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By holing themselves up in the same venue where the iconic Codesa talks took place, the seven parties plan to gather on 16 and 17 August to discuss how to take down the ruling party.

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A statement collectively released by a statement claiming they were creating an unprecedented opportunity for SA citizens to elect a new government.

The national convention has been a long time coming, with the organisation hosting several meetings to set it up over the past two months. The aim of the talks is to negotiate a pre-election pact between the opposition parties.

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The plans to host the joint opposition convention follow DA leader John Steenhuisen's announcement about a Moonshot Pact, however, it is not clear if the national convention is part of Steenhuisen's pact.

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EWN reported that the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) and Mmusi Maimane's Build One South Africa are still on the fence about joining August's talks.

South Africans divided by opposition planned multi-party convention

Below are some comments:

@spy_shop_sa said:

"Yes, this is the way forward. There's power in numbers, and this is pure power."

@SACricketLover1 claimed:

"I have serious doubts you guys can make this work after what we’ve seen in municipalities. ANC sucks, but they are reasonably disciplined."

@riekvdm declared:

"This is a very positive and important event for South Africa."

@JJMM215 warned:

"I'm not sure whether DA can be trusted, they have shown in the recent past that they cannot."

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Speaking at the 26th ANCYL conference at Nasrec Expo Center in Johannesburg on Sunday, 2 July, Ramaphosa called on the newly elected ANCYL leadership to lure young people to the polls.

The president said that the youth league must make itself attractive to young voters leading up to the much-anticipated elections, The Citizen reported.

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