EFF in Northern Cape not engaging in coalition talks

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Northern Cape says it is not engaging any political party about coalitions.

The party’s provincial secretary Shadrack Tlhaole says he is confident that they will perform well in the ten hung municipalities in the Northern Cape despite their decision not to join hands with the African National Congress (ANC).

This follows party leader Julius Malema’s announcement that negotiations with the ANC had collapsed.

Tlhaole says they have nothing to worry about.

“We in the Northern Cape are extremely comfortable with the decision that the leadership took. The Northern Cape is gradually getting out of the hands of the ANC. The ANC has lost more than ten municipalities and out of the ten municipalities, we are participating in five as the EFF and we are not going to vote for the ANC. We are not going to vote with the ANC. We don’t care what they are doing,” says Tlhaole.

“We will not work with ANC” 

The EFF has vowed not to work with the ANC at any of the 70 hung municipalities in the country.

EFF Leader Julius Malema says the ANC is negotiating in bad faith and is focused on positions at the municipal level.

The party has since rejected coalition talks in the hung Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape after it said it will not be voting with the ANC and the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Both the ANC and the DA are in pole position to form coalition government with 48 seats each.

A political party needs 61 seats to have majority in council, and the EFF was seen as the kingmakers with its eight seats.

Malema says EFF will not work with the ANC: