Julius Malema is adamant that he and the EFF will not be able to sit at the negotiating table with Mmusi Maimane after being called a VBS looter. The ANC, on the other hand seems to be a coalition option that the leader will be willing to consider.
Mmusi Maimane and the Democratic Alliance seem to have fallen further out of favor with Economic Freedom Fighter, Julius Malema.
Malema has reportedly denounced the party for 'biting the hand that feeds them' after being called a VBS looter, reported The Citizen:
"After insulting us like that, they expect to come and call us to sit and share a government... I don’t think it will work. We are giving the DA power in Tshwane and Johannesburg. They are biting the hand that is feeding them and expect that hand to continue feeding them. It's unscientific; it won't work."
While Malema refers to the ANC as corrupt, he added that he would consider coalitions with the ruling party, pending the outcome of the 2019 elections.
The EFF leader noted the return of former president Thabo Mbeki to the ANC election campaign, saying it was a sign of the party's desperation:
“These are historic elections, and that’s why they went to resurrect President Thabo Mbeki now, because they can see that it is the most difficult one. If they had a way of going to Qunu to ask for intervention, they would be doing so."
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that Thabo Mbeki has rejoined the ranks of the ANC after a long and noticeable absence from the campaign trail. The former president had revealed that the ANC had noted its mistakes and this had encouraged him to return to campaigning.
Mbeki had admitted that it had been hard for him to promote the party while Jacob Zuma had been leading it, claiming that he could not bring himself to encourage voter support for a party that had 'veered off course'.
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