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‘We are not going to sit alongside DA and FF+ in government’ – EFF’s Floyd Shivambu

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Johnathan Paoli

THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has rejected any coalition involving the Democratic Alliance (DA) or Freedom Front Plus (FF+).

EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu deputy communicated the stance of the party during a press briefing after the party’s 13th Central Elections Task Force (CETF) meeting on Friday, which took stock of the elections, and was joined by the national chairperson Veronica Mente and Treasurer-General Omphile Maotwe.

“We are not going to form any government with the Democratic Alliance. We are against a GNU that resembles that of Nelson Mandela in 1994,” Shivambu said.

Senior members of the party received the final election report and deliberated on which direction the party will take regarding forming a government, he said.

Shivambu said whoever is expecting to govern with the EFF must have an appreciation of the fact that the expropriation of land without compensation is one of the party’s most crucial cardinal pillars and must also commit to anti-racism.

Furthermore, the EFF DP said the party remained unwilling to form any part of a government with representatives of the white colonial and apartheid system.

“We’re not going to sit alongside the Democratic Alliance and Freedom Front Plus in government as the EFF,” he said.

He further confirmed that the party was opposed to a Government of National Unity in as far as it resembled the political landscape of 1994, referring to the unity government headed by former president Nelson Mandela which included the National Party and the Inkatha Freedom party.

On UMkhonto WeSizwe, Shivambu said Zuma’s party must be allowed to lead a coalition government in Kwa-Zulu Natal as it received the majority of the votes and to deny that would be immoral.

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