Stop DA bus, I want to get off at the rational centre

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Stop DA bus, I want to get off at the rational centre

Sorry, John, but for starters, a coalition with Cyril isn’t going to happen if the ANC drops below 50% nationally

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The headline was startling. John Steenhuisen, the Sunday Times was claiming, would “work with Cyril” in a coalition government, but not DD Mabuza.

In our intensely partisan and Balkanised political set-up it was fairly dramatic stuff, but Steenhuisen’s party seemed to absorb the blow without its usual shrillness.

Perhaps it didn’t think the piece deserved a bigger reaction, as DA stalwart Ghaleb Cachalia took to social media to insist Steenhuisen’s words had been twisted to make it sound as if he was willing to bend the knee to the ANC. (The paper’s op-ed editor has released the audio clips from the interview, so we can judge for ourselves.)..

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