On Friday opposition parties including the ACDP, UDM, ActionSA, COPE and Freedom Front Plus agreed to the proposed deal but the DA asked to consult its federal executive.
Updating the nation on Saturday, Steenhuisen said his party decided to field its own candidates for the mayoral position in the Johannesburg and Tshwane councils.
Responding to the announcement, ActionSA, the UDM, FF Plus and the ACDP said: “In a joint collective of political parties that have committed to keep the ANC out of government in as many municipalities as possible notes with disappointment the video statement issued by the DA this morning.
“The DA communicated its refusal to consider minority coalition government in Johannesburg before proceeding to confirm that they intend to field a mayoral candidate. In so doing, the DA has refused the request made by the multiparty group to support an ActionSA mayoralty in Johannesburg.”
The parties added: “It would seem that the DA will proceed to council meetings next week without formal agreements with coalition partners that offer any comfort to the residents of these municipalities.”
The group said it believes that it is of utmost importance and in the best interest of the electorate to keep the ANC out of government.