How EFF-DA marriage collapsed

- | 4 months ago

The EFF would rather not vote on crucial local government budgets – and instead hold early by-elections – than side with the DA in the hung municipalities of Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay.

Since the 2016 local government elections the two parties have enjoyed a camaraderie that has resulted in them – on most occasions – voting in each other’s favour on a vote-by-vote basis. But this week their informal coalition collapsed.

It happened when the EFF overplayed its hand by demanding that the DA hand over the City of Tshwane mayorship and include EFF members in the mayoral committee.

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