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ActionSA to join moonshot pact only if DA publicly says it won’t work with ANC

ActionSA president Herman Mashaba said he would not join the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) ‘moonshot pact’ until it publicly announces that it won’t work with the African National Congress (ANC).

The moonshot pact is an idea spearheaded by DA leader John Steenhuisen for opposition parties to collectively stop an ANC-Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national government after next year’s general elections.

In numerous media interviews, Steenhuisen has not ruled out the possibility of the DA working with the ANC.

However, Mashaba said this would be a deal breaker for ActionSA.

“The only thing honestly we are asking the DA before we can go into serious negotiations is we want public announcement that ‘we will never work with the ANC’. Any party that is prepared to work with the ANC please leave Action SA out because ActionSA will not work with the ANC.”

Mashaba was speaking in Johannesburg on Saturday as the party unveiled a new member, Julie Seton, who was previously with the DA.

Mashaba said he predicts that no party will receive over 50% in next year’s elections which will mean a first coalition government for post-apartheid South Africa.

“There is no way that ActionSA will get outright majority. I think it’s really unfair, we are a new party, and we are only two and half years old so for us to promise South Africa that we will win outright… but one thing for sure ActionSA is going to emerge as a very serious player.”

-EWN

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