- Floyd Shivambu has made a bold prediction for 2021, claiming that the EFF will be SA's biggest or second-biggest party
- This was after the latest by-elections, the EFF did not win a single ward but did grow their presence in existing municipalities
- Mzansi social media users were sceptical of Shivambu's claims and let him know online
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has made a huge statement on social media, claiming the party would be the biggest or second-biggest party in South Africa come next year. He cited the growth the party experienced during the latest round of by-elections.
According to the Sowetan Live the EFF took part in by-elections where 95 wards were on the block, however, none were won by the EFF.
What the party did manage was to increase its presence in Phokwane municipality and Renosterberg in the Northern Cape.
The EFF is set on outperforming the DA and the ANC and Shivambu believes that this will happen as early as 2021.
“Come hail, storm, high water or disaster, the EFF will be the biggest or second-biggest political party in SA by this time in 2021. We knocked on the doors of voters and they said come in. We are growing by a minimum 100% compared to 2016 in the majority of wards,” Shivambu tweeted on Thursday.
Mzansi took to social media to react to Shivambu's statement:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that former Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba shared a tweet which slyly judged the ruling party. Mashaba shared images of Khayelitsha, with part of his tweet reading: "If this is 'good governance', we don't have an understanding of what 'good' actually means."
It wasn't long before Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula saw Mashaba's tweet and hit back at him. Mbalula said: "Mention the party name sir, don't generalise. Who is governing the w cape? Your party democratic alliance."
Many South African tweeps were not very impressed with Mbalula's response and clapped back at him in the replies section.
In other news, Tito Mboweni recently shared a picture of himself and Governor Kganyago having what he explained to be a small dinner at an unknown restaurant. In his post, he then goes on to explain that the EFF's Floyd Shivambu decided to gatecrash the little gathering.
Watching an EFF leader and an ANC leader dine together is certainly not a sight South Africans get to see every day, especially since both parties have enough beef to open a well-sized butchery. Even more surprising is that Mboweni called Shivambu a "good young man."
"After a long but therapeutic drive from Cape Town to Johannesburg, a smallanyana dinner with Governor Kganyago. Then @FloydShivambu just invades us! Eish!! These young people! Nice convo though. Good young man," he wrote in his Twitter post.
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