Economic Freedom Fighters Willing To Work With ANC-Led Provincial Government

Economic Freedom Fighters Willing To Work With ANC-Led Provincial Government

  • The Economic Freedom fighters in Gauteng are prepared to work with the African National Congress in the province
  • Premier Panyaza Lesufi announced his cabinet, and it does not have Democratic Alliance members
  • The EFF affirmed that it has a working relationship with the ANC in municipalities and will continue in that same vein

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The Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng is willing to join forces with the ANC
The EFF in Gauteng affirmed its desire to work with the ANC. Image: Leon Sadiki/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG— The Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng are willing to continue working with the province's African National Congress-led government.

EFF will continue working with ANC

SowetanLIVE reported that the party's spokesperson in the province, Dumisani Baleni, said the party is willing to join forces with the ANC in the legislature despite being the opposition. The EFF's words came a few days after Premier Panyaza Lesufi announced his cabinet of MECs, which includes seven members of the ANC, a member of the Patriotic Alliance, a member of the Inkatha Freedom Party and a member of RISE Mzansi.

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Baleni said the party had been working with the ANC in municipalities, and this commitment was not set in stone. The EFF will oppose any motion that seeks to abuse the ANC. It will also ensure that decisions made align with the EFF's ideologies.

South Africans side-eye the EFF

Netizens on Facebook were not entirely convinced that the EFF wants what's best for the province.

Mpiyakhe Mpiksen Mtimkulu said:

"The EFF are scavengers waiting to feast."

Bongani Radebe said:

"The cult group is always looking for brown envelopes."

Zimbel Mohammed said:

"The EFF is very hungry for positions. They saw very well how they were ignored in parliament."

Lindo Linda said:

"Everyone wants money. They can see that this this of staying on the sidelines won't work for them."

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Rasta Peter said:

"Good luck, Mr Panyaza. Now you're going to understand why national avoided talks with the EFF."

EFF slams Cyril Ramaphosa's new government

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the EFF opposed President Cyril Ramaphosa's new cabinet and criticised it.

The EFF's leader Julius Malema called the cabinet bloated, referring to how the number of cabinet members increased from the previous administration.

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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: