South Africa's EFF welcomes Mashaba's decision to leave “right-wing” DA

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South Africa’s militant opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has expressed disappointment over the resignation of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba from office, saying his departure is a victory for a “colour-blind white caucus”.

Mashaba, who announced his departure from office on Monday, 21 October 2019, said his former party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), was the “most difficult partner” in the city’s coalition arrangement. Mashaba blamed the ascendancy of veteran politician, Helen Zille, to the DA’s chairperson portfolio as his main reason for leaving office and the DA, describing the move as “emblematic of the party’s return to white domination.

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