EFF has no coalition deal with DA, says Malema


Malema addressed the media on Thursday following the outcomes of the inaugural council meetings across the country.

The EFF voted in support of the DA in all Gauteng metros – leaving the ANC out in the cold.

Tania Campbell and Mpho Phalatse were voted in as the new mayors of Ekurhuleni and Johannesburg metros, respectively.

Randall Williams was re-elected as City of Tshwane mayor.

But Malema said voting for the DA is nowhere close to a coalition.

“Since when voting for someone is called a coalition, what political illiteracy is that when I vote for you then it’s a coalition? That’s too low, politically it is too low, it is not a coalition, it’s not true. Nowhere, even in the Oxford definition of the coalition, is defined the way you want to define it, there is no coalition – which coalition is going to work?

“The DA won municipalities, without any coalition deal it ends there and we voted against the ANC, we didn’t vote for DA, we voted against the ANC. It ends there.”

He said the EFF will remain in the opposition benches.

“We agree with that matric less Steenhuisen, the DA owes EFF nothing, we don’t owe DA anything. We are not going to have any meeting with the DA in the next five years talking about how to manage municipalities, we are not going to any negotiations.

“We are not playing any role in any government of the DA, we are an opposition, that’s what our people voted us for, what more do you want us to do? We are opposition, and we are a very unique opposition that is not driven by the desire for power.”



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