EFF leader Julius Malema yesterday insisted he was not a sell-out, saying their collaboration with the DA was done to keep the ANC out of power in the country’s key metros.
“Now people say to us why do you vote for white people when you say you are fighting white monopoly capital? Hey, the country is collapsing. I cannot keep on saying we are fighting white monopoly capital because after defeating white monopoly capital there will not be a country to inherit,” said Malema.
During the first meeting of the new Johannesburg council on Monday, EFF supporters protested their party’s position, claiming their party were sell-outs.
Meanwhile, the ANC’s regional chairperson Zandile Gumede was elected mayor of eThekwini yesterday, becoming the first woman to be elected mayor of the metro. Gumede won by 124 votes to the 87 received by the DA.
And in Ekurhuleni former deputy minister of trade and industry Mzwandile Masina was elected mayor, beating DA rival Ghaleb Cachalia by 11 votes.
And ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the party’s youth league’s call for an early conference to renew the leadership of the ANC was “not a bad one” and is being discussed by the party.