UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says a letter containing an ultimatum to his party by the DA-led coalition to explain whether the UDM still wants to be a part of it was "destined for the dustbin". Holomisa said the UDM would not contest the decision to officially remove the party from the coalition, if that decision were to be taken at a meeting on Thursday. The leaders of the DA, FF Plus, ACDP and COPE had written to Holomisa at the weekend asking him to respond at Thursday’s meeting. The coalition was formed after the ANC took a knock at the ballot box in 2016, and multiple municipalities were left hung after no party won a majority with which they could govern on their own. The four metros of Johannesburg, Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay and Ekurhuleni were the most coveted of the hung municipalities. The DA installed its mayors via a coalition in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay, while the ANC formed a coalition to keep its mayoral seat in Ekurhuleni. Last week, however, the D...

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