- The Gauteng EFF has vowed to hold the ANC accountable
- Additionally, Solly Msimanga says opposition parties in the Legislature will stand together against the ANC if necessary
- If they do so, they will effectively reduce the ANC's majority to a single vote
The EFF in Gauteng says it will keep a close eye on the ANC and hold the ruling party to account.
This comes as the ANC's David Makhura is set to stay on as premier.
The ANC secured just enough votes to form a government, with a vote share of 50.19%.
The EFF has said that they will hold a vote of no confidence in the ANC's provincial leadership if it fails to deliver. The 'Red Berets' were highlyLcritical of the ruling party, saying, "We know how corrupt they are."
Makhura was elected as premier on Wednesday with 38 votes, while the DA's Solly Msimanga, who had previously served as Tshwane mayor, received 32.
11 of the votes for Msimanga came from EFF members, indicating the party's willingness to work with the DA when their interest are aligned.
Additionally, the DA and EFF have indicated that they will work together in certain instances to keep the ANC accountable, despite their own ideological differences, according to Eyewitness News.
For example, the two parties are in agreement on issues like the scrapping of e-tolls and for Makhura to take responsibility for the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
Msimanga has said that the opposition parties in the Gauteng Legislature have discussed voting together against the ANC if necessary. If they all band together, they will essentially reduce the ANC to a majority of a single vote, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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