ANC and FF Plus Cooperation Agreement in Northern Cape Sparks Netizen Outcry

ANC and FF Plus Cooperation Agreement in Northern Cape Sparks Netizen Outcry

  • Many netizens disapproved of the agreement between the ANC and FF Plus in the Northern Cape
  • The FF Plus reportedly agreed to support the ANC to vote in the latter’s Premier and Provincial Speaker candidates
  • In return, the ANC is expected not to undermine Orania’s right to self-determination, amongst other things

PAY ATTENTION: Let yourself be inspired by real people who go beyond the ordinary! Subscribe and watch our new shows on Briefly TV Life now!

Zingisa Chirwa is an experienced Briefly News journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, who has covered politics and current affairs on the radio for over 15 years.

Netizens were dumbfounded by the contents of an agreement between the FF Plus and the ANC in the Northern Cape.
The FF Plus' Pieter Groenewald confirmed an agreement between the Northern Cape's FF Plus and the ANC that stunned many netizens. Images: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg and Stock Image
Source: Getty Images

Many netizens were dismayed by the ANC and FF Plus' cooperative agreement in the Northern Cape.

FF Plus to vote with ANC in NC legislature

According to the City Press, the ANC, which has 15 of the 30 seats in the Provincial Legislature, requested the FF Plus’ only MPL, Theo Joubert, vote for its Premier and Provincial Speaker candidates, Zamani Saul and Newreene Klaaste.

Read also

MK Party ends boycott, joins Progressive Caucus in National Assembly

In return, the FF Plus requested that Orania’s right to self-determination not be undermined, the Chairperson position for the province’s Public Accounts Committee and a commitment that the ANC-led government would start an agency to help create partnerships between the private and public sectors.

The FF Plus’ Pieter Groenewald told the publication that the ANC required the party to train farmers on the province’s communal land.

Netizens reject ANC and FF Plus pact

Many social media users disapproved of the collaboration.

@Edpitsi said:

“This is nonsense.”

@AHT_YssY asked:

“What time are the markets reacting to this marriage?”

@BaShonaBaShona commented:

“ANC has sold out big time.”

@NoedineM stated:

“We are going to be okay. Not because if our government but in spite of our government.”

@sukumeta wondered:

Read also

Deputy President Paul Mashatile pledges job creation focus for seventh administration

“So ANC can grant the will of Afrikaners, not Africans?”

EFF’s Julius Malema slams ANC-DA pact

Briefly News reported that the EFF said the agreement between the ANC and the DA to form a Government of National Unity betrayed many South African citizens.

Party leader Julius Malema told parliament that the union between the two parties aimed to consolidate the economy under white monopoly power.

He added that the EFF would not sell out but rather ensure that parliament was functional and that the ANC and DA were held accountable.

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU - click on “Recommended for you” and enjoy!

Source: Briefly News

Zingisa Chirwa avatar

Zingisa Chirwa (Editor) Zingisa Chirwa is an experienced broadcast journalist who has worked predominantly in radio newsrooms for over 15 years. Chirwa has occupied numerous positions, including news journalist, editor and current affairs host, focusing mainly on Mpumalanga politics and business. You can reach Zingisa at