- The Economic Freedom Fighters have responded with disappointment to the resignation of Mmusi Maimane
- The Red Berets say his departure is a failure of the Democratic Alliance, saying the opposition leader had caved due to racial pressure
- As for Maimane himself, the party praised his decision to not 'hide the racial contradiction'
After Julius Malema came out in support of Mmusi Maimane, the EFF released their official views on the situation in the Democratic Alliance.
Briefly.co.za reported that Malema had offered encouragement to the outgoing opposition leader and offered to meet up with him at a later stage.
The EFF is adamant that the DA is a 'white' party in which 'whites and their interests as whites must always dominate and come first'.
Commenting on Maimane's resignation, the party felt that race was very central to his decision:
“Many leaders have had to step down because of corruption, incompetence, or outright criminality. Many more occupy positions of leadership in government without even a single ounce of competence, they are corrupt and ethically disreputable. Yet a capable non-corrupt and absolutely ethically upright man has to leave his role because white people, based on their whiteness, no longer approve of him."
In the EFF's scathing review of the situation, it slammed the DA, saying that it would go down in history:
“The resignation of Maimane must go down in history as a fundamental failure of non-racialism and democratic tolerance in the Democratic Alliance.”
Maimane was applauded, with the EFF putting forward that he had exposed the DA as a failed alternative to the ANC:
“We wish Maimane well and congratulate him for not hiding the racial contradiction. We commend him for exposing it and allowing it to explode into the open so our people can see the DA for what it truly is: a party that cannot be an alternative to the ruling ANC.”
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