The IFP agreed on Wednesday to back the ANC-brokered deal to set up a government of national unity (GNU), taking SA a step closer to opening a new chapter of collaborative governance that must strike a balance between diverse ideologies and shared goals for the nation’s future.

“The voters spoke loud and clear that they are not giving one political party a majority to govern alone in the national government,” said IFP president Velenkosini Hlabisa at a press conference. “The people of SA who voted said that political parties must find each other, find common ground, put the interests of the country first and take SA forward.”..

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