2024 General Elections: Democratic Alliance Allegedly Considers Coalition with ANC

2024 General Elections: Democratic Alliance Allegedly Considers Coalition with ANC

  • The Democratic Alliance did an about-turn and allegedly expressed the possibility of joining forces with its bitter rivals, the African National Congress
  • The DA's Federal Chair, Helen Zille, reportedly said that a coalition with the ruling party is not an impossibility
  • South Africans had mixed reactions: some believed the coalition would benefit the country, while others thought it was a bad idea

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

The Democratic Alliance is allegedly leaving the door open for a coalition
The DA allegedly keeps the possibility of a coalition with the ANC in the hat. Images: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images and Chris McGrath/Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance may be considering joining hands with long-time political rivals, the African National Congress.

DA-ANC coalition not impossible: Zille

According to SundayWorld, Federal Chair Helen Zille allegedly said the possibility of a coalition with the ANC is not out of the ballpark, as it would not win the elections with a majority. The DA, the official opposition for over 20 years, formed the Multi-Party Charter alongside other parties to bolster its chances of gaining the upper hand against the ANC during the elections.

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Central to the Multi-Party Charter is the agreement that neither political party involved in the MPC would enter into a coalition government with the ANC. However, reports of scandals rocked the Multi-Party Charter.

South Africans discuss possible ANC-DA coalition

Facebook users considered the possibility that the country's top two political parties may join forces.

Elias Kobo said:

"There must be a coalition government so that the ANC's harmful dominance ends. In such a government, corruption will likely become minimal and accountability higher."

Pangela emabalabala said:

"DA and ANC are the same WhatsApp group. They deserve each other."

Eleanor Poulter said:

"The Moonshot Pact is dead in the water because the DA wants to call the shots. The Multi-Party Charter is better, but the DA must watch its step and not try to take control."

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PW Seemane said:

"ANC and DA deserve each other. They both don't care about black people. We only matter when it's elections time."

Mary Elizabeth Van Wyk said:

"This is absolute tripe."

Analyst discusses coalition possibility if ANC wins by less than 50%

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Stellenbosch University's director of the School of Public Leadership, Professor Zwelinzima Ndevu, discussed the possibility of a coalition.

He told Briefly News that if the ANC wins, it will not win by a majority and will be compelled to create a coalition government.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za