3:58 The press briefing ends.
3:57 “We have won many cases against the ANC,” says Holomisa.
3:55 “I must honour what the party [EFF] stands for.”
3:53 Maimane says he’s not comfortable with seeing the ANC regaining power in Johannesburg.
3:51 He adds that the DA will continue to fight the e-tolls.
3:49 Maimane says Ekurhuleni “is not doable” without the AIC.
3:44 Mulder says successful women play hard-to-get.
3:42 DA federal chairman James Selfe dismissed allegations of racism withing the DA. He says the party always acted against racism.
3:41 Mulder says coalitions can be unstable.
3:39 UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says local government must not be politicised.
3:38 The ANC has undermined local government.
3:36 “This is not a merger,” Maimane says. He says the parties have differences.
3:35 Maimane says renaming of places and streets should be a consultative process.
3:31 Lekota says they will ensure the constitution is respected by everyone.
3:23 Solloy Msimanga will be a mayor in Tshwane, Athol Trolip mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay and Herman Mashaba in for Johannesburg.
3:22 “Uprooting corruption and creating jobs is what we stand for,” says UDM.
3:21 The UDM says it was approached by both the ANC and the DA for coalition talks.
3:19 “The looting of the public must stop. Jobs for pals must stop. The ANC has done these things. The ANC must stop. Together we can do better than the ANC.”
3:16 The national chairperson of the ACDP says we entering a new era of politics. “We need to keep each other honest. Life needs to change for people in the township. Roads must be tarred.”
3:14 Lekota says opposition parties are prepared to defend the constitution of the country.
3:15 Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota is not talking. He thanks the voters.
3:13 Mulder also thanked FF Plus supporters for their vote.
3:12 Mulder says if some parties want to “swallow others, it will not work”.
3:11 FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder says all parties are important in a coalition.
3:06 DA enters in to coalition with COPE, ACDP, UDM and FF Plus
3:05 Maimane says the DA welcome’s EFF statement for saying they will vote for the DA.
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3:04 “We negotiated in good faith with the EFF. We couldn’t agree on ideological issues.”
3:01 Maimane says the DA will do away with nepotism in municipalities.
3:00 The could never be discussions about how to amend the constitution with the EFF.