EFF looking to take over mayorship of Tshwane – report

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- citizen.co.za | 2 months ago

A report in The Star on Tuesday has renewed speculation over the past few days that the EFF are looking to take up administrative positions in local government in Gauteng.

The party famously and unexpectedly decided not to enter into a coalition deal with the DA in 2016 after the local government elections resulted in no party winning a clear majority in either of the major metros of Tshwane and Johannesburg. EFF leader Julius Malema instead announced the EFF would lend its council votes to the DA to allow them to select mayors of their choosing in both metros.

The same arrangement was arrived at in Nelson Mandela Bay, which subsequently saw a withdrawal of EFF support, resulting in the DA being relegated to the opposition benches there and the UDM’s Mongameli Bobani becoming the mayor.

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