The ANC has crossed a line for many of its supporters with its right-wing coalition with the DA, dressed up as a government of national unity (GNU). The party could disappear within the next five years.

I started hearing that the coalition was “a done deal” long before the ANC said it would try to form a GNU. Knowing that many of its supporters believe the DA represents white interests and hates the things black people support — including BEE employment equity, labour laws and minimum wages — the ANC had to call for a GNU as a cloak to cover up its plan. The reality is that any arrangement that involved the DA voting for austerity budgets would in effect be a right-wing coalition. ..

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