The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it’s likely Johannesburg and Tshwane will be run by minority local governments.

The DA in the two cities failed to clinch an outright majority to wrest control of the councils form the African National Congress (ANC) which led to coalition talks.

The party’s James Selfe last week said while there are vast ideological divides between the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the two parties do share enough common goals.

But he now says they haven’t been able to iron out certain issues.

“There are ideological differences that persist between ourselves and the EFF. We’re committed to a longer term conversation with them and we’ll have that conversation but I think there are too many issues to get out of the way between now and the formation of the municipal government.”

Selfe, together with DA leader Mmusi Maimane, will address the media on coalition negotiations in Johannesburg today.

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