The ANC national executive committee (NEC) was locked in tense discussions until late on Thursday evening as they debated whether the party should go into a coalition with erstwhile political rivals or pursue a government of national unity.

Business Day understands that a potential tie-up with either the DA or the EFF was a sticking point, and ANC chair Gwede Mantashe, who chaired the NEC meeting, allowed all 80 members to make presentations to ensure that all views are aired...

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