The EFF is divorcing the DA ahead of the 2019 elections, says analyst

The EFF is divorcing the DA ahead of the 2019 elections, says analyst

The 2019 elections is approaching fast and parties are getting ready to compete for the title of ruling party.

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And, according to a political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, the Economic Freedom Fighters are getting ready by distancing itself from the coalition formed with the Democratic Alliance.

In 2016, the DA was voted into power in three metros with the help of the EFF and other political parties.

Mmusi Maimane's party had a difficult road since it came into power, and the recent removal of Atul Trollip as mayor motivated the EFF to cut its ties with the DA.

But, Mathekga added severing ties between the DA and Julius Malema could be the best thing for both parties.

Briefly.co.za learned he added the DA wants to dominate parties through coalitions but it failed to make other preparations to stay in power.

“Now that things are unravelling, it is now telling that there was never a strategy by the DA of going into these coalitions. They were simply responding to a sudden loss of power by the ANC,” he said.

Maimane called the ousting of Trollip a “coalition of corruption" between Juju's party, the ANC and UDM, The Citizen reported.

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Mathekga added he was not surprised the EFF was booting the DA, claiming they wanted to show the country they were not connected to Maimane's party.

“The EFF now wants to cement its identity as a party that, in fact, hates the DA.”

He vowed to overturn the motion of no confidence that led to Trollip being removed.

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