Mzansi Erupts with Reactions as ANC and DA Unite to Form Historic Government of National UnityANC and DA Unite to Form Historic Government of National Unity (Image Credit: News24)

South African Political Landscape Transformed as ANC and DA Agree to Form Historic Government of National Unity

In a landmark move that has sent shockwaves across the nation, the African National Congress (ANC) and its main opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have reached an agreement to form a government of national unity in South Africa.

The development has sparked a flurry of mixed reactions on social media, with many South Africans expressing both cautious optimism and skepticism about the prospects of such an unorthodox alliance.

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ANC’s Loss of Parliamentary Majority Forces Negotiations with Opposition Parties

This unprecedented power-sharing deal comes after the ANC’s stunning loss of its parliamentary majority in the May elections, where the party secured just 40% of the vote.

Forced to negotiate with rival parties for the first time in over 30 years, the ANC has now entered into a coalition with the pro-business, predominantly white-led DA, as well as the Inkatha Freedom Party and the Patriotic Alliance, SABC news reveals

DA Leader Steenhuisen Confirms Historic Unity Government Pact with Rival ANC

DA leader John Steenhuisen, in a televised address, confirmed the historic agreement on Friday, stating that the two longtime political rivals have set aside their differences to usher in a new era of inclusive governance.

“Today, South Africa is a better country than it was yesterday. For the first time since 1994, we’ve embarked on a peaceful and democratic transfer of power to a new government that will be different from the previous one. From today, the DA will co-govern the Republic of South Africa in a spirit of unity and collaboration,” John Steenhuisen said.


Mixed Reactions on Social Media as Rivals Forge Unprecedented Power-Sharing Deal

The decision by the ANC and the DA to unite and form a Government of National Unity (GNU) has sparked a flurry of reactions on social media. Some users accused Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC of betraying the struggle and selling out, arguing that this marks the end of the ANC. Critics of the GNU likened the move to a return to the apartheid era.

Conversely, some South Africans have welcomed the new GNU, viewing it as a step in the right direction.


Well done! Finally we will get back on track, Viva South Africa…The markets are going to react well with this news


Congratulations South Africa. You have become the First Nation in the world to be recolonised


It was expected the ANC of Oliver Tambo,Walter Sisulu has been destroyed this is the end of the ANC


We are sold in front of our eyes this isn’t what our forefathers fought for….I can’t believe how such a thing can be done knowing that the public doesn’t want this coalition or GNU..Welcome to apartheid 2.0 Natives


The sad part is that the ANC has no strategy, fast forward to 4 years later…..they will admit they made a mistake and it will be too late. This probably the last time the ANC will ever be in power, let alone alone in a coalition.


Great deal, our constitution addresses the rationale behind this agreement… spot on


It’s really happening! Tjo what a sad day…Simple sold out. Bazicabangela bona laba.

By audrey