Coalition shift could give EFF its first metro

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Coalition shift could give EFF its first metro

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\n NATASHA MARRIAN AND GENEVIEVE QUINTAL | 2017-01-25 10:36:05.0\n \n \n \n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n \n\n\n \n \n

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\n \n \n \n “The Absa nonsense is not legit and I will not be told by opposition of the EFF on how to act‚” EFF leader Julius Malema said. \n \n \n \n
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\n A realignment in coalitions could give the EFF its first municipality and strip the ANC of its last Gauteng metro.\n

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The 2016 local government elections ushered in an era of coalitions that had previously been largely limited to KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

While the EFF has caused a stir in Parliament, it underperformed in the 2016 local polls. However, it did secure enough seats to play kingmaker and has helped the DA gain control of two key Gauteng metros: Johannesburg and Tshwane.

It appears it is time for the DA to return the favour.

A special council meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday at Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the Free State, where a motion of no confidence is likely to be brought against its mayor, Sello Hlasa — the leader of the Metsimaholo Community Association. Metsimaholo was finely split between political parties in 2016 and was eventually run by an opposition coalition.

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