The United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Democratic Alliance met today in Pretoria to talk about the possible future of coalition politics in South Africa; in particularly where it concerns the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM).

Various matters were discussed in terms of the principles that must be applied to take the work of this council forward. Both parties agreed that service delivery to the people of the NMBMM is of paramount importance.

The UDM will take the discussion on coalition politics in the NMBMM and other municipalities to our structures for full consultation.

The parties agreed to have more meetings going forward.

Statement by:
Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP
UDM President