- The EFF will only vote with the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay if Mcebisi Jonas is the ANC’s candidate for mayor
- EFF leader Julius Malema says Jonas is committed to clean governance
- The EFF tabled a motion of no confidence against NMB mayor Athol Trollip as a way to punish the DA for not supporting the land expropriation without compensation motion in Parliament
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) announced it would only support the African National Congress (ANC) in Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) if the party nominates Mcebisi Jonas as its candidate for mayor.
EFF leader Julius Malema said his party wanted the former deputy minister of finance as mayor because unlike other ANC candidates he was committed to clean governance.
The EFF tabled a motion of no confidence against the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) mayor Athol Trollip earlier this week. The DA said the EFF’s political schizophrenia would harm all the citizens of NMB.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the motion of no confidence has been tabled as a way to punish the DA for not supporting the EFF’s land expropriation without compensation motion in Parliament.
Members of Parliament (MPs) voted overwhelmingly to adopt the motion which could lead to the Constitution being amended to allow for land expropriation without compensation. 241 MPs voted in favour of the motion while only 83 MPs voted against it.
Malema said: “We want someone who has rejected R600 million. The ANC has punished Mcebisi Jonas for rejecting R600 million, by not electing him in their confidence or appointing him as a minister now.”
The EFF leader added that currently he and his party were still happy with their coalition arrangements with the DA in Gauteng.
“Here in Johannesburg and Tshwane, we are still fine. We are working together very well with Mashaba. He warned the DA that this could change if they started becoming arrogant or judgemental.
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