Economic Freedom Fighters Supports Government of National Unity Without DA and FF Plus

Economic Freedom Fighters Supports Government of National Unity Without DA and FF Plus

  • The Economic Freedom Fighters's Julius Malema is prepared to support a government of national unity
  • Malema said the EFF would only be part of a GNU without the Democratic Alliance and the Freedom Front Plus
  • Briefly News spoke to Stellenbosch University's Professor Zwelinzima Ndevu, the School of Public Governance director, about the EFF
  • Netizens on social media were unimpressed with Malema, and many voiced their disappointment in the party leader

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

The EFF's Julius Malema is not interested in a government of national unity with the DA and FF Plus
Julius Malema said the EFF would never join hands with the DA and FF+. Images: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images and Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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CAPE TOWN— The Economic Freedom Fighters' Julius Malema said the party was willing to join a government of national unity, but with conditions.

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Malema places conditions for GNU participation

According to SABC News, Malema addressed the media at Cape Town the night before Parliament's first sitting. He slammed the GNU and called it a plan B for the Oppenheimer family. He said he would not work with the Freedom Front Plus and the opposition Democratic Alliance in the same cabinet.

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He then said this cabinet would transform the National Student Financial Aid Scheme into a loan, where the minimum wage would be scrapped. View the video here:

Professor Ndevu speaks to Briefly News

Speaking to Briefly News, Stellenbosch University's Professor Zwelinzima Ndevu, the School of Public Governance director, weighed in on the EFF's role.

"I think the EFF would play a bigger role in government either now or later in the local government elections, so anyone who would discard them and them not pull out will be mistaken as the EFF represents young people, the poor and downtrodden," he said.

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Mzansi calls Malema out

South Africans on Facebook railed against Malema and criticised him.

Mack Mangwane said:

"I can just imagine how this country will look if it could be led by a part that in its manifesto promoted divisions amongst the citizens of this country while many people need unity."

Phathutshedzo Mbedzi said:

"EFF must keep quiet. They destroyed the ANC, and now they are talking nonsense."

Patricia Mbalame asked:

"Hahahaha, does he realise that his very small party is not making the decisions about who gets in the GNU?"

Jabu Mahlangu said:

"If the DA and FF+ are excluded, that government cannot be called a government of national unity."

Julius Malema promises that EFF won't disrupt Parliament

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Malema promised his party, infamous for disrupting Parliament, would be more peaceful.

Malema said the party would now focus on robust engagement and protest peacefully outside of Parliament if it is dissatisfied.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: