Alpha Ramushwana14 June 2024 | 15:30

Gauteng ANC assures residents of smooth GNU agreement

Political instability in Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Ekurhuleni has left some fearing that the Gauteng government may suffer from similar leadership squabbles.

Gauteng ANC assures residents of smooth GNU agreement

The Gauteng Legislature on 14 June 2024. Picture: Jacques Nelles/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng has assured residents that the newly inaugurated government of provincial unity won't be riddled with unnecessary turmoil.

The ANC now governs the province with nine parties that have accepted its proposal to form a multi-party government.

This comes after the re-election of Panyaza Lesufi as premier during the first sitting of the Gauteng Legislature.

Political instability in Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Ekurhuleni has left some fearing that the Gauteng government may suffer from similar leadership squabbles.

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But ANC Gauteng secretary, TK Nciza, says he's confident that the government of provincial unity won't head in the same direction.

"Three issues that are very critical in a coalition is that you don’t become arrogant, you don’t become a tribalist, but you must be futuristic in your approach. You must not just believe you have arrived. Work with everybody and make everyone feel accommodated," Nciza said.

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Nciza says the ANC will ensure the unity government functions effectively.
 
"You might believe you are agreeing today and someone else wakes up and says something different but that is the nature of coalitions. We do have a framework that we have in place and we have a mechanism of how we're going to work with each other," he added.

The ANC says the next step is securing a majority in the next elections.