NFP AND ANC COALITION
*Caption:NFP & ANC press conference detailing their coalition
Written by: Sihle Makhowana
The National Freedom Party (NFP) recently made a public announcement to it supporters in KwaZulu-Natal to support the African Nation Congress (ANC) in the local government elections.
NFP Chairwoman Happy Khuzwayo, has called on all supporters in KZN to support the ANC. The NFP’s move to support the ANC comes after the IEC’s decision to disallow the party to contest the local government elections following their failure to pay their deposit to the IEC on time.
“This is indeed a move that is bound to have a far reaching impact on the political landscape in KwaZulu Natal, with just 24hours left before the full local government elections commence,” said ANC KZN Provincial Secretary Super Zuma.
The two parties held a joint conference where the NFP called on its supporters to vote for the ANC but there seems to be confusion within the NFP with some of their factions such as their youth league leadership recently joining the Democratic Alliance (DA) and other members of Idumbe and KwaNongoma areas claiming they’ll vote for the Democratic Alliance (DA) in those regions.
Khuzwayo said that the relationship between the NFP and ANC is one that has existed before dating back to 2011 where the two parties governed together.
“The NFP supporters must know that they have a chance to fight back to those who have pulled them down,” said Khuzwayo.
The NFP and the ANC have governed together in several municipalities but both party’s said they’ll design a new working plan after the elections.
Zuma said, “Our parties have already started this process of communicating the message of working together. On election day, all our party agents and volunteers will be together and have joint information desks.”
The NFP leadership said they had received the blessing of its President, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi to support the ANC.
The KZN region will be the only region endorsing the ANC, while the Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces will not be voting at all.