- The EFF has lashed out at the DA for refusing to support the land expropriation without compensation policy in Parliament
- EFF leader Julius Malema said the DA could go to hell and would not receive his party’s support in key coalition led metros
- The DA said the EFF’s political schizophrenia would only harm the people of Nelson Mandela Bay and other metros
It appears that the uneasy marriage of convenience between the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been ended.
This comes after the DA refused to support the land expropriation without compensation policy in Parliament on Monday. The policy was passed in the National Assembly after only 84 Members of Parliament (MPs) voted against it.
The EFF celebrated the adoption of the policy which is a cornerstone of its policy. EFF leader Julius Malema hit out at the DA for not supporting the policy and said the EFF would no longer support the DA in coalition led metros.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the EFF fired the first salvo in the bitter split when it tabled a motion of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Atholl Trollip.
This is in stark contrast to the support Trollip received from the EFF in his 2016 election and more recently when the coalition partners defeated an ANC led motion of no confidence.
The DA for its part said the EFF’s political schizophrenia would only harm the people of Nelson Mandela Bay and any other metro in which the party withheld its support.
The DA accused the EFF of wanting to see a return to the old days when the ANC was allowed to loot and plunder municipalities with impunity.
DA Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga expressed his shock at the EFF’s support for the ANC.
The Nelson Mandela Bay council consists of 120 seats, the DA has 57 seats and have the support of the UDM and ACDP. They hold a theoretical majority in the chamber.
The ANC has 50 seats while the EFF have another six seats, for the motion to pass they would need to secure the support of the Patriotic Alliance, United Front, AIC and the UDM
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