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ANC partners disappointed by party’s defeat

Disappointed by the recent election results, which saw the ANC dethroned from power and become the third-largest political party in KwaZulu-Natal, its alliance partners have asked it to investigate why it lost.

The South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), and the South African National Civics Organisation (Sanco) in the province said this is the ANC’s worst performance since the dawn of democracy.

After their meeting to analyse the election results, they briefed the media in Durban.

Reading out a joint statement of the three alliance partners, Themba Mthembu from the SACP said there is agreement that their respective structures must also engage in self-reflection.

Mthembu said they have agreed that the voice of the people of KZN should be respected, suggesting that they agree that the Umkhonto Wesizwe party should be allowed to form a coalition to govern the province.

“Both the SACP and Cosatu are strong on dismissing a coalition with the DA, but all parties agree that the voice of the people of KwaZulu-Natal must be respected,” said Mthembu.

“Regrettably, the outcome of the elections forced a coalition government of national unity.”

Pictured above: The SACP.

Source: X