JOHANNESBURG – The ANC claims newly-formed coalitions are set to collapse.
The party says its failed coalition with the EFF is an indication that it needs to work harder ahead of the 2019 national elections.
It maintains it still enjoys massive support in the country.
The EFF announced on Tuesday that it would not form any coalitions, preferring to remain in the opposition benches for now.
The DA has entered into coalition agreements with smaller parties, giving it the numbers to lead in several hung municipalities.
“Even the coalitions that were announced, they are not coalitions,” said ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa.
“They are not a coalition to strengthen service delivery and put people first. They are anti-ANC coalitions.
“It is of course a setback for us. The marriage that you saw… it’s not going to last.”