Proposed Alternative Coalition Government: The Democratic Alliance (DA) is apparently one of the parties many voters may consider as an alternative to the ANC in the 2019 national election.
However, because of incidents like the Tafelberg sale, WC premier colonialism tweets saga, among others, many still view the blue colour party as a ‘white party’.
Certainly, voters are not to blame because the way DA leader Mmusi Maimane has been handling the aforementioned challenges tells voters how they would govern if they succeed in 2019.
Most people argue that the party leader, dubbed ‘whites’ puppet’ may even end up bringing to bear apartheid-like policies that are in conflict with the interest of people and may re-write the pains of South Africans, especially black people.
Following the party’s coup in three key metros in the 2016 local government elections, it has been pushing for the national power – relying basically on President Jacob Zuma’s mistakes and scandals.Mmusi has continued to preach for a regime change and a violent overthrow of power – this message was evident during the national protests that took place last month against President Zuma and his continuous leadership.
The protests, including the one held outside the shores of Mzansi, were spearheaded by the Democratic Alliance and also had its leaders at the front line of the demonstration.
Since the dawn of democracy, the ANC has been at the Union Buildings by the ‘grace’ of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the Tripartite Alliance.
However, the continuous attack on the present administration has led to both COSATU and SACP calling on President Zuma to step down. Their calls, in return, triggered the president and his party members criticising and rebuking both allies publicly. A move that deepened the crack on the tripartite wall and gave opposition stronger reason to attack from behind.
For the ANC, no support from the allies means no win in 2019. COSATU and SACP also, are set to unleash more harm on the ANC if it fails to replace Zuma with Cyril Ramaphosa.
On Tuesday, May 16, DA leader Mmusi unveiled another strategy to push off the ruling party come 2019.
While the preacher-turn-politician admitted that winning three key metros last year has not been so helpful in attracting supporters to his party, he buttressed that the DA can still make it to the seat of power.
This, he stressed, can only be possible through an effective coalition government.
Mmusi told DA supporters and dignitaries, which included diplomats in Braamfontein that “the coalition will require for us to put aside our petty differences so that we can work together to chart this particular recourse. It will require political leaders coming together from all parties to build a new majority and to govern in South Africa.”
7 Facts To Know About The DA’s Proposed Coalition Government
- The aim of the coalition is primarily to unseat the ANC in 2019.
- The party hopes to woo members of other opposition parties, including some ANC members, who still believe in integrity.
- Interested political leaders coming together from all parties will establish a new majority party that will govern the country.
- The DA promised to keep coalition talk channels open until the polls in 2019
- The party’s idea is drawn from Germany, Holland, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium,Kenya, Ivory Coast and Senegal etc, which effectively and successfully toppled and reshaped their politics via coalition government.
- Maimane’s speech on Tuesday was titled “The ANC is dead, long live South Africa”.
- The speech was subsequently dubbed the “vision” speech. This was clearly spelt on the podium which was decorated with large images of five South Africans’ faces – one white, two black, one Indian and one Coloured – and surrounded by nine national flags affixed to golden flagpoles.
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