Picture: Sharon Seretlo
Picture: Sharon Seretlo

BCM will not compromise community in coalition talks

By Molaole Montsho Time of article published Aug 8, 2016

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Rustenburg - The Botho Community Movement (BCM) will not compromise the interest of people in Boitekong in coalition talks, founder Ofentse Kombe said on Monday.

“We are open to work with any political party that has the interest of people of Boitekong. We were voted by people in Boitekong,” he said.

He said BCM received telephone calls from various parties requesting a meeting to talk about coalition, but declined to mention those who had requested a meeting with them.

Rustenburg local municipality is the only hung municipalities in the North West. The African National Congress manged to win 43 seats in the municipality and failed to secure an outright majority, following the 2016 municipal elections.

The ANC secured 48.55 percent of the votes, the Economic Freedom Fighters secured 24 seats with 26.76 percent the Democratic Alliance won 14 seats with 16 percent of the votes.

BCM is based in Boitekong, north east of Rustenburg, won one seat, it contested three wards.

The Freedom Fronts Plus in Rustenburg said all coalition talks were being handled by the national office. The party won one seat in Rustenburg.

African News Agency

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