Wednesday, April 21, 2004

SABC is carrying a short article suggesting that the minor parties in KZN have agreed to form a govt with the ANC and the IFP.

ACDP spokesman Selby Khumalo is quoted as saying:

'We will support the provincial government led by the ANC as the majority party and which includes the IFP.'

Earlier today, Bantu Holomisa of the UDM issued a statement in response to an ANC request to help form a govt in KZN:

'The UDM NEC therefore agreed to assist the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal as per their request. The UDM provincial executive has thus been given the go-ahead to enter into negotiations with their provincial counterparts in the ANC with a view to forming a provincial government.

Notwithstanding the above, it is the view of the UDM NEC that the ANC and IFP should still govern together in KwaZulu-Natal.'

So, it appears that the much vaunted 'coalition for change' is dead on arrival, since it is highly unlikely that the DA will be joining in all the fun. Furthermore, since the Minority Front has already committed itself to working with the ANC, what this also means, of course, is that the DA, with a mere 7 out of 80 seats in the provincial legislature, will now be the sole opposition voice.


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