The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal have signed what they’ve dubbed a historic service delivery pact.
The two political parties say the pact will see improved service delivery and better lives for residents in municipalities where they hold seats.
The parties believe that the shared agreement is a major turning point in the politics of the province and will bring much-needed stability.
IFP chairperson in KZN, Thami Ntuli, says there is no doubt that the ANC has wrecked local government across KZN.
“The DA and IFP share a strong commitment to Constitutionalism, the rule of law and service delivery improvement.
“We are also parties of government that govern in various local municipalities across the country and are only two of three parties that have governed a province,” says Ntuli.
The DA’s Francois Rodgers says some of the key objectives of the agreement include relieving residents and businesses from crippling load shedding by accessing affordable and sustainable electricity.
The parties say the agreement is set to also bring in investment and jobs to the local economy and make it easier for businesses to trade.
The party leaders say the service delivery pact is guided by the work done by DA leader, John Steenhuisen, with the moonshot pact, which seeks to unseat the ANC government.
South Africans will be heading to the polls next year.
"Now is the time to deliver to the people of KwaZulu-Natal. We dare not fail them." – Francois Rodgers, DA KZN Provincial Leader
The DA and IFP have included 15 priorities to change local government in KZN. The Moonshot to deliver a new government for KZN in 2024, is taking off! pic.twitter.com/eV9967dIxC
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) July 11, 2023
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza