Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has released a statement saying that coalition governments could be the future of South African democracy.
Maimane, speaking through his Bokamoso newsletter, expressed that the events of recent weeks - from the cabinet reshuffle to the series of anti-Zuma marches - have made it clear that unification is needed.
“The Incredible unity we have seen amongst South Africans…is cause for great hope”, expressed Maimane.
Maimane and other opposition party leaders have come together to create the “New Freedom Movement” as a body which will carry out major protest action against president Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC); representing the frustration of everyday South Africans with the current administration.
The parties involved include, the Economic Freedom Fighters, African Christian Democrat Party, Congress of the People and others.
“The DA is willing to work with anyone or any group that seeks to defend the constitution and safeguard our state from capture”, he added.
This shows a significant political shift from previous rhetoric where both the DA and EFF were reluctant to relinquish dominance over voters.
The Freedom Movement will carry out its first march on April 27th, at Freedom Park.