CAPE TOWN - Build One South Africa (BOSA) leader Mmusi Maimane says the future of the country is going to be coalition driven.
Maimane also said parties could not form coalitions around race, and should come together under one common cause.
He was addressing the Cape Town Press Club on Monday to outline BOSA’s offering ahead of this year’s elections.
Maimane told the Cape Town Press Club that coalitions, despite how they failed and collapsed in places like Johannesburg, would be the order of the day.
Maimane also said it was very difficult to “capture” the government in a multi-party coalition.
"And while you are still grappling with whether there’s a consensus in this country, I think one is emerging that the future of this country is going to be coalition-driven, and it has to be a consensus of parties on a few principles."
Maimane said the first agreement had to be that all coalition agreements be made public. He said the problem with other coalitions like Johannesburg was that they had been done in darkness and in “backrooms”, with no transparency.