Short-lived victory for ANC as budget stalemate looms

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- sowetanlive.co.za | 2 months ago

This means that to pass budgets, Makhubo will need the support of the EFF in the same manner that former DA mayor Herman Mashaba did.

However, EFF leader Julius Malema yesterday told Sowetan that his party will never support any budget tabled by Makhubo because the ANC refused to give in to its demand that a different ANC candidate be put forward for the post of mayor. The EFF oppose Makhubo on the grounds that he is tainted by allegations of corruption relating to his business dealings with Gupta-linked Regiments Capital.

Malema detailed behind-the-scenes meetings that the EFF held with the ANC over the past week trying to resolve the matter without success.

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