Thabiso Goba12 June 2024 | 5:50

PA waiting for ANC offer before deciding on whether to join govt of national unity

The PA, which won a combined 19 seats nationally and in several provincial legislatures, said it had met with the ANC.

PA waiting for ANC offer before deciding on whether to join govt of national unity

FILE: PA leader Gayton McKenzie. Picture: Katlego Jiyane/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The Patriotic Alliance (PA) says it is waiting for an offer from the African National Congress (ANC) before deciding whether it will join the government of national unity. 

For the first time ever in South Africa’s democratic history, the ANC failed to win an outright majority.

Instead of forming a coalition with a few selected parties, the ANC said it wanted to establish a government of national unity, which would see it governing with all parties represented in Parliament. 

The PA, which won a combined 19 seats nationally and in several provincial legislatures, said it had met with the ANC. 

The party's national spokesperson, Steve Motale: "Where we are now, we are waiting for the ANC to come back to us and what we will do as soon as they come back to us, we will evaluate the offer they give to us and we will evaluate whether that offer will be able to make us service our constituencies."