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'ActionSA will never go into coalition with ANC - under no circumstances!'

3 November 2021 1:36 PM
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Herman Mashaba
Elections
Johannesburg
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Mandy Wiener
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2021 local government elections
2021 municipal elections
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Nhlanhla Mabaso

Mandy Wiener interviews Eyewitness News senior politics reporter Nhlanhla Mabaso.
  • ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has apologised to South Africans for not taking part across the country this time around

  • About 16% of voters in Johannesburg chose ActionSA, placing them in third place ahead of the EFF (10.5%)

  • ActionSA took votes from the ANC and the DA

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba (left) holds a media briefing at the IEC results operation centre in Pretoria on 3 November 2021. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey Makhaza/Eyewitness News

ActionSA would never form a partnership with the ANC, its leader Herman Mashaba said on Tuesday.

"I want to make it clear: fellow South Africans, ActionSA will never go into a coalition with the ANC, under no circumstances. Let's be clear about this,” said Mashaba.

"We will do it [form coalitions] where our mandate is going to be to serve society not to serve political agendas and political parties.

“We will only enter into a coalition if the idea is to serve society and to serve everyone."

ActionSA will conduct a poll over the next 48 hours to hear from its members whom they believe it should enter into a coalition with.

Mandy Wiener interviewed Eyewitness News senior politics reporter Nhlanhla Mabaso (scroll up to listen).

… apologising to South Africans who he didn’t give a chance to vote for them…

Nhlanhla Mabaso, senior politics reporter - Eyewitness News

This confidence comes from that 16% in Joburg where voters… are saying, ‘Let’s try you out!’…

Nhlanhla Mabaso, senior politics reporter - Eyewitness News

ActionSA has not only taken votes from the ANC, as the DA would like to believe… In Midvaal, they [DA] increased their vote… but it’s not significant enough… to say they were unaffected…

Nhlanhla Mabaso, senior politics reporter - Eyewitness News



3 November 2021 1:36 PM
Tags:
Herman Mashaba
Elections
Johannesburg
Politics
Mandy Wiener
Eyewitness News
The Midday Report
2021 local government elections
2021 municipal elections
ActionSA
Nhlanhla Mabaso

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