- The Economic Freedom Fighters have thrown their weight behind the Democratic Alliance despite the DA saying they would not work with the party
- An EFF senior official (who spoke anonymously) says the the party voted for the DA to teach the African National Congress a lesson
- South Africans are shocked by the EFF's move, with some people saying it won't end well for either party
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JOHANNESBURG - Despite the Democratic Alliance stating time and time again that they are not willing to work with the Economic Freedom Fighters again after a failed coalition in Tshwane, the Red Berets have forced a working relationship with the DA nonetheless.
The EFF made the decision to support the DA's mayoral candidates in all Gauteng metros. They say teaching the ANC a lesson was most the important factor.
The move has surprised a lot of South Africans, including the DA federal chairperson Helen Zille.
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EFF insider explains why the party voted for the DA
The senior EFF official says the DA and the Red Berets have not formed a formal coalition agreement and the support given to the DA is merely a strategy to ensure that all Gauteng metros are not in the control of the ruling party.
“We are not voting for DA, we are disrupting the ANC. That’s what we are doing. We don’t want anything for ourselves. We just want to deal with the ANC arrogance,” said the EFF source.
South Africans react to the EFF's support of the DA
Many social media users were shocked by the EFF's decision but others believe that the unofficial partnership will be short-lived.
Here's what they had to say:
"The answer is simple, Willem is gone."
"It's all about opposition collective and nothing else."
"Having million political parties is useless nje."
"As a country, we can't do worse than the ANC doesn't matter who becomes President, we have been thru Zuma, Masina as mayor, Ramaphosa who puts The ANC unity before us,Gigaba as the Finance minister ♂️we can never go lower than ANC has taken us Mashaba, DA And EFF can do better."
Malema explains the infamous 'tea party' with Zuma, Mzansi not convinced
Briefly News previously reported that Julius Malema, the Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters, took the opportunity at the Siyabonga Rally in Tembisa, Johannesburg to set the record straight about some of the political decisions he has made.
Malema defended his decision to meet former President Jacob Zuma at his home in Nkandla for the infamous 'tea party' as well as the EFF's decision to meet with the African National Congress for coalition negotiations.
The EFF's decisions have been widely criticised, however, Malema says his critics simply don't understand how politics works. He went on to say that people who think that he has made bad calls as the leader of the party need to wait for the EFF's elective conference to choose a new leader, reports TimesLIVE.
Source: Briefly News