Malema Rejects DA Request To Form Coalition
The EFF has reportedly rejected Democratic Alliance’s request to form coalition so that it can run Tshwane metro. This comes after the DA failed to gain enough seats which could give it a margin above 50 percent. It will need a coalition in order to control the municipality.
IEC results show that the DA won in terms of percentages but failed to reach 50 percent margin. DA got 43.11% which gives it 93 seats, ANC got 41.22% giving it 89 seats. The EFF received 11.7% which gives it 25 seats.
During press briefing, DA leader Mmusi Maimane looked very unhappy which raised suspicions that things are not going as planned.
The DA needs to form coalition with EFF in order to run the metro. In a video Malema made it clear that his party is not going into coalition with any party that protects the privilege of white people of South Africa.
“We will only form coalition with a party that can prove how it benefits an African child. The DA cannot show us anything that proves that.” said angry Julius Malema.
It is speculated that the ANC has approached the DA for coalition in Tshwane, a move that can see it climbing to power yet again. ANC Gauteng Provincial Chairperson, Pau Mashatile hinted that the ANC is open to a discussion to form coalition.