'There are talks about possible talks with UDM,' says Zille on coalition in NMB

Is the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in talks to enter into a coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay?

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DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille joins Nickolaus Bauer to clarify the rumours.

Coalition governments are the future of South Africa whether people believe it or not; it is going to be the future of the country for a long time. We are not having specific conversations yet about Nelson Mandela Bay.

Helen Zille, Federal council chairperson - DA

At local level, Zille says there were talks after Mongameli Bobani and Athol Trollip left as to whether there could be a resurrection of discussions on a coalition.

There are still talks about possible talks and one would go into that to see whether we can save that municipality from a complete plunder and the total corruption of the African National Congress.

Helen Zille, Federal council chairperson - DA

Listen below to the full conversation:


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