Malema admits he wants EFF mayor in Tshwane
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Malema admits he wants EFF mayor in Tshwane

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is discussing the possibility of one of its members taking over as Tshwane mayor with the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Julius Malema
by Sibahle Motha

This is according to leader Julius Malema, who briefed media at the party’s headquarters in Braamfontein on Thursday. 


“We are not passing any motion of no confidence. This is a power sharing, we are already talking to the DA. We are sharing power in Johannesburg, we are sharing power in Tshwane. So how are we going to do it? We are going to do it in a manner that is not going to be disruptive. If the DA refuses, then these other options will be considered. We’re talking and we do not see any hostilities of power sharing. We will have a mayor in Tshwane and then DA will have MMCs,” said Malema.


The DA and the EFF, with the help of other smaller political parties, joined forced to take control of the metro following the 2016 municipal elections.

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This resulted in the DA governing both Tshwane and Johannesburg.


However, the agreement has not been a smooth ride for the DA in Tshwane.


Former mayor Solly Msimanga resigned as Tshwane mayor earlier this year.


He was succeeded by Stevens Mokgalapa, who has been Tshwane mayor since February.


“We don’t know about this new chap of the DA, I think even himself he knew very well that he is a caretaker. There’s going to be elections and every election will come with some changes.  There is no hostility or motion of no confidence. There are no fights, there are talks about how we share power since we are from the elections,” said Malema.

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