The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will not be held at ransom for the support of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the various metros. DA spokesperson Refiloe Ntseke says the party is ready to go back to the opposition benches if needs be.

Ntseke was responding to African People’s Convention leader Themba Godi. This after Godi described the latest move by AfriForum against EFF leader Julius Malema as wake up call for the EFF to cut ties with the DA.

Ntseke says, “First of all the DA is not AfriForum. If AfriForum chooses to make a case against Julius Malema that is their prerogative and I think in a democratic dispensation they have the right to do so. If they want to threaten the DA similar to what we have said when they threatened Mayor Athol Trollip, we will not be held at ransom by the EFF. We have always maintained that should it be necessary for the DA to go back to the opposition and lose support from the EFF then we are prepared to do that, but we can’t be twisting and turning because the EFF decide to threaten us.”