Malema: We'll no longer vote with DA due to treatment of homeless

Malema: We'll no longer vote with DA due to treatment of homeless

- Julius Malema says the EFF will no longer vote with the DA

- This comes after reports of the DA-led Cape Town government is intending to fine homeless people

- However, Malema said his party would not be voting with the ANC either

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EFF leader Julius Malema says that his party will no longer vote with the DA.

He made the remarks a press briefing on Tuesday.

Malema made the statement with reference to reports that the DA-led government in Cape Town wished to start fining homeless people for violating by-laws.

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The city by-laws, if enforced, could see homeless people being fined up to R1 500 for making public fires and up to R300 for obstructing pavements. 

The news of these potential fines triggered a large backlash against the DA, with ANC Western Cape Secretary Faiez Jacobs saying that it amounted to criminalising homelessness. 

Malema has also slammed the proposal, saying that it is proof that the DA "never had the interests of black people at heart", according to The Citizen.

He referred to the idea as "extremely stupid" but said he was not surprised by it, has gathered.

The EFF has voted with the DA in several municipalities in the past, even entering into coalitions together, but now Malema says that this is over.

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However, he added that just because the EFF would no longer be siding with the DA did not mean that the party would start voting with the ANC. 

Malema says his party will participate in debates but will "abstain from all votes".

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