BuzzSouthAfrica is yet to authenticate this report as we’re still waiting for feedback from the EFF on the circulating report that it’s leader, Julius Malema called on other opposition parties in South Africa to forthcoming elections.
TimesLive in a report it headlined “Juju calls for polls coalition”, stated that the EFF leader has called on other opposition parties to unite with the EFF and oust the ANC.
On quote, the news media stated thus;
“Julius Malema, who advocates the nationalization of mining and land, and the curbing of “white economic power”, has called on other opposition parties to unite with his EFF to break the grip of the ruling party at the municipal polls this year.”
It was reported that Malema related that the weak economy have skyrocketed the possibility of the ANC losing Johannesburg and Pretoria in the up coming elections.
With that, he stated that “”It is an opportunity now for South Africans to show the ANC that they are tired – that the ANC should begin to take them seriously ahead of the national elections in 2019. South Africans must shoot warning shots now, through their votes,” Malema reportedly added.
The EFF leader disclosed that the ANC has remained the ruling party due to the fact that majority of older South Africans are grateful to the party for fighting apartheid. Malema however cited some survey that indicated that most South Africans no longer automatically join the ANC when they clocked 18.
That, according to Malema, is so because the persisting poverty even after the defeat of apartheid has destroyed the faith in ANC particularly among the “born free” generation.
Meanwhile, the ANC is confident that it will retain the metros it currently governs after the local government elections. the Party’s secretary-general Gwede Mantashe declared in a press briefing that the ANC “is confident of retaining all metropolitan municipalities we currently govern and will be fighting to win the City of Cape Town.” See Also: “ANC Is Not The Ruling Party In South Africa” – Mboweni