EFF bombshell: Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani open to talks

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- heraldlive.co.za | 2 weeks ago

EFF leader Julius Malema has thrown down the gauntlet, saying his party will no longer vote with the DA or the ANC in all municipalities, including the country’s economic hub of Johannesburg.

On Tuesday, Malema said the EFF would participate in debates and make input in council meetings but, “if anything requires voting, the EFF will abstain from voting”. This could result in a stalemate in hung councils, especially in metros such as Johannesburg and Tshwane, as the DA and its coalition partners would now need the support of the ANC to pass ordinary decisions.

In Nelson Mandela Bay, the current ANC, UDM, AIC, United Front and Patriotic Alliance coalition governs with EFF support.

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