Fearless leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema has finally revealed that his party will support the Democratic Alliance (DA) during the anticipated 2019 general election which would see the end of Jacob Zuma’s tenure in office as SA president.
The defiant leader who charged South African youths not to attend the ruling African National Congress’s 105 anniversary, said his party, the EFF, will throw their weight behind the country’s second largest political party, the DA in 2019 like it did during the 2016 local government election which saw the DA taking over metros formally controlled by the ANC.
Malema, who described the ANC birthday celebration as a “festival of the rich” said on Thursday via the party’s twitter handle, that the only way to keep the ANC “selfish members” out of power is to “remove anything that smells @MYANC in Joburg and Tshwane”.
Then the EFF leader received a response that apparently did not sit well with him. He was told by one Twitter user that “a traitor is a party that claims to be representing Africans yet making deals with DA (white imperialists)”.
“You can go to hell,” was Malema’s response, adding that: “We will do it again if given an opportunity, actually will do it again in 2019”.
Malema’s comment brings to mind his response to allegations that his party would likely merge with either the DA or the ANC. He said although there’s little difference in policy between the ANC and the DA, the EFF had to “choose a better devil”.
“The DA is the better devil,” he told reporters during a press conference in Alexandra last year, adding that the EFF couldn’t be neutral, “we had to take sides. This is history. We were caught between two devils.”
When the ANC lost three of its metros to the Democratic Alliance, the EFF leader told the ANC to “jump into the nearest hell” as he blames the ANC top members for causing the fall of the party.
Meanwhile, as SA draws closer to its controversial general election, a poll conducted by South African research group, FutureFact shows that deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, and former African Union chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma stand the chance of being the country’s future president.