The EFF's capacity to rule will not be put to the test in the Metsimaholo municipality in the Free State, where councillor Selloane Motjoane was elected as the party's first mayoral candidate. However, party leader Julius Malema stated on Thursday that the EFF had ordered Motjoane to quit immediately because her election had been supported by the ANC.
"She was overjoyed, but the ANC was already making demands, requesting unlawful things." The EFF does not have a presence in Metsimaholo Municipality. Why should we get into an agreement that will inevitably fail since voting would be based on the mood of ANC councillors? Because we are not part of any coalition," he explained. Malema was speaking to the press on the outcome of the party's council meetings at the party's headquarters. He justified his choice to vote against the ANC, thus putting the DA in the leadership of some of the country's wealthiest metros, claiming that it was in the best interests of the people.
This after reaching out to ActionSA, the IFP, and the UDM, among other parties, which gained votes on the "anti-corruption ticket" at the last minute, before council sessions, to prevent the DA from restoring the ANC to power. "We are adamant that people all around South Africa need stable governance at the local level," he stated. Despite placing the party in command, Malema has stated that he would play no role in the DA-led administration and will remain on the opposition benches until the 2024 national elections. "Removing the ANC from metros equalizes the playing field." We don't have a constituency with the DA; they're supported by racist whites.
Malema stated that he had no intention of disturbing the DA administration or voting against its municipal budgets in the metros, claiming that the ANC would do so when council sessions in eThekwini and Modimolle were disturbed. Do you think Malema's decision to odder the EFF mayor to resign was wise? Let us know what you think about this in the comment section below, do not forget to like, share and follow.
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