The marriage of convenience between the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance in three of the country’s biggest municipalities seems to be on the verge of collapse.
Forged after the local government election in August 2016‚ the two parties teamed up to remove the ANC from power in the Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)‚ Johannesburg and Tshwane metros. But now‚ about a year away from a national vote‚ it appears the relationship is very much on the rocks.
The sticking point? The land.
EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema shocked Parliament on Tuesday when he indicated that the party was planning on removing one of the mayors of the three metros in which it has supported the DA.