He said in a news conference that, “We told the ANC that we’re more than prepared to work with them… but we asked the ANC to meet the following conditions.”
OUTRAGEOUS CONDITIONS FOR COALITION
The conditions included changing the constitution so as to appropriate land, abolishing E-tolls, stopping the nuclear deal with Russia, the nationalisation of mines, free education, removing Jacob Zuma as President, investigating the Guptas and removing Die Stem from the national anthem.
Interestingly, Malema claims that the ANC said that there was no nuclear deal, something he rejected.
The EFF’s audacious demands were never going to be agreed to. Consequently, it must be considered that the past week has partly being about the EFF trying to keep topics relevant in the media.
Malema stated that it was the DA who contacted him. He “put similar conditions” to the DA which they said they did did not have the power to enact.
Malema went on to say that, “We’re not going to be going into a deal with anyone.
We feel strongly that the EFF must not want to get power through a shortcut. The EFF is not a home of opportunists. No one is not going to want to be a mayor at all costs, by compromising the principles of the EFF.
We are building this organisation from the ground. We are building it slowly, through an intensive program that will teach our members discipline and organisation, and love for the organisation.”
EFF GIVES VOTE TO THE DA
He then shifted the entire conversation by saying the EFF would not delay service delivery but would vote for the IFP in the hung councils of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and for the DA in Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Nelson Mandela Bay.
He emphasised that there’s a difference between a coalition and voting for them.
“The ANC will not get a single vote from the EFF!” he continued. “We will vote for the opposition because the ANC must be removed. We will not be neutral because we are not cowards.
The ANC is extremely arrogant. Even when they performed badly, they acted acted like nothing had happened. They are a party in denial. They must feel pain. They must be punished collectively. The ANC had a choice to choose between Zuma and the metros. Again, the ANC chose Zuma.
Members of the ANC, we voted against the ANC on the third of August. What has changed since then. Nothing has changed. We are choosing the Opposition. There is no contract [with them]. We are voting against the ruling party.”
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