The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro council in the Eastern Cape is sitting for the first time on Wednesday after the local government elections.

A mayor and speaker will be elected and a government will be put in place for the hung metro.

A minority government is expected to be formed as the two largest parties the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA), failed to form a coalition government.

The two parties were dealt a major blow after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) announced that it would not vote with either of them.

The two parties need the eight seats of the EFF in council to form a coalition.

The ANC and the DA occupy 48 seats each in the 120 seat council.

No outright winner in Nelson Mandela Bay:

EFF rejects coalition 

Plans to form a coalition government in the hung Nelson Mandela Bay Metro hit a snag after the EFF said it won’t be voting with the ANC or the DA.

Malema says they won’t compromise on their stance.

“The EFF is not voting with anyone in Port Elizabeth. It doesn’t matter who’s got how many what there or what. We are not part of those things. We are not going to vote for any racist government with our eyes open,” adds Malema.

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

Malema says the ANC is negotiating in bad faith and is focused on positions at the municipal level: