Reports have it that certain ANC big shots have approached the Fighters (EFF) in-order to gain power and rule the hung municipalities following the local government elections.
According to the reports, these ANC big shots incurred the wrath of President Zuma who warned against holding coalition talks with Juju’s party.
ANC as learnt, has been lobbying political parties to earn their mandates and form coalition for the hung municipalities. And has already approached the EFF, pleading for the party’s hand in marriage.
The EFF has the larger power to decide who governs the hung municipalities, including the Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwane. The Democratic Alliance (DA) party won in both metros.
Aside that, the ANC also needs to form alliance with the EFF or seek other coalition partners within 90 days to rule Johannesburg. Should that fail to happen within the stipulated time, the local government elections will have to be held all over again.
As such, desperate ANC leaders disobeyed Daddy Zuma’s warning against holding coalition talks with the EFF. They reportedly lobbied the EFF leader, Julius Malema to embrace the ANC and help the party gain power in the hung municipalities.
Reporting this, Sunday Times divulged that Malema’s first demand was the axing of Jacob Zuma as the leader of the country.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that those who approached Malema were Gauteng ANC leadership. The leaders as reported, have an unhealthy relationship with Jacob Zuma, and are buddies of Malema.
Coalition negotiations between the ANC and EFF in Nelson Mandela Bay also failed because of the Jacob Zuma Factor.
Meanwhile, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe met with Malema yesterday to negotiate the metros.
Also, it was confirmed that the ANC is holding coalition talks with the Freedom Front Plus in Modimolle.