The countdown to election day has begun, and with only five days to go until South Africa heads to the polls to vote for its new leadership, the ANC — through the lens of its election head, Fikile Mbalula — appears relaxed about the future.
As reported by EWN, Mbalula reacted to the murmurs of an anticipated coalition between the ANC and Julius Malema’s EFF to win over DA-stronghold provinces like the Western Cape.
Possible coalition between ANC and the EFF?
Malema himself did not do much to shoot down these reports. The commander-in-chief of the red berets made contradictory assertions at his recent rally in Alexandra on Wednesday.
He noted that the party want certain guarantees met before they consider coaligning with any political party.
“Before we can even sit down together; if you’re DA, clean the townships where you’re a municipality.
“If you’re ANC, clean the townships where you’re a municipality and then we’ll ask South Africans to show us any place which is dirty,” he said.
Mbalula: ANC is not getting in bed with opposition
However, in response to these claims, Mbalula shot down any possibility of the ANC entering into coalition politics with its opposition. The ruling party is heading towards the conclusion of its election campaign.
All the tedious work put in by its leadership will culminate into a Siyanqoba Rally that will take place at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, on Sunday.
Mbalula made it abundantly clear that the ANC’s renewal would catapult them into a decisive victory at the polls.
“The last few years have demonstrated that coalitions undermine democracy; the ANC is in this election to win decisively.” he said.