The South African Communist Party (SACP) is willing to enter into a coalition with the ANC in Metsimaholo municipality in the Free State provided the governing party meets its "conditions". These conditions include a commitment to respect the people, fight corruption and tackle corporate capture, the ANC’s alliance partner said on Sunday. The highly contested re-election of the hung municipality, which was put under administration and dissolved after it had failed to pass its budget, took place last week. The ANC took a huge hit in electoral support, while the SACP won much of the support the ANC had lost. Horse trading between parties is set to intensify this week as the municipality would need a coalition to govern, as no party succeeded in winning a majority of votes. The SACP contested the by-election on its own for the first time. The ANC won 16 seats compared with 19 seats it won in the 2016 municipal elections. The DA won 11 seats, the EFF 8, and the SACP 3 seats. General sec...

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