ANC Publicises GNU Statement of Intent, SA Discusses

ANC Publicises GNU Statement of Intent, SA Discusses

  • The African National Congres released the government of national unity's statement of intent
  • The statement, signed by the Democratic Alliance, was published in the African National Congress's latest "Conversations with the President" column
  • South Africans weighed in on the statement of intent, and some were against it, while others questioned the ANC

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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 African National Congress's statement of intent for the GNU has been published
SA scrutinized the ANC's GNU statement of intent. Image: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG—South Africa questioned the African National Congress about whether it knew what it was signing up for after publishing its statement of intent for a government of national unity.

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ANC's GNU statement of intent

@NalaThokozane posted the statement of intent from the ANC on her X account. The statement of intent has 26 clauses divided into the preamble and the modalities of the national government. TK_Nala questioned whether the ANC fully understood sections 18 and 19 of the clause.

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Section 18 states that the government of national unity will make decisions according to consensus, meaning all parties have to be on board for a decision to be given the green light. Section 19 provides provisions in case a consensus is not reached. This section gives all parties involved the freedom to formally record and have their objections considered before 60% of the GNU decides based on sufficient consensus.

View the complete statement here:

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South Africans question the ANC

Netizens supported TK_Nala and discussed the implications of the statement of intent.

Noma said

"They understood it well. The problem is thinking politicians love you. They are in it for themselves and to save themselves by any means necessary."

Callie said:

"They just signed on the dotted line without reading."

Kastido said:

"The ANC of Ramaphosa understood everything."

@MrorMsdrunkard said:

"The ANC can always withdraw and form a minority government with small parties."

@LekoloaneManam2 said:

"Someone talked about Zille being the supervisor of Ramaphosa."

KZN premier announces government of provincial unity

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the new KwaZulu-Natal premier, Thami Ntuli, announced his government of provincial unity.

The cabinet included members of the Democratic Alliance, the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party.

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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: