By BO Staff Writer
The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) coalition in the City of Johannesburg is under serious strain. The African National Congress (ANC) has tabled a motion of no confidence against the Johannesburg mayor and DA candidate, Herman Mashaba. To succeed, the motion needs the EFF to vote with the ANC.
Julius Malema is in a dilemma. If he votes against Mashaba, his financial backers and controllers from Italy and London will be upset. There is no way Adriano Mazzotti, Robin Renwick and Johann Rupert are going to support the removal of a DA mayor.
On the other hand, if Malema votes with the DA, then he endorses its anti-black policies, from the xenophobic hysteria to the mass evictions of poor black people from the city and occupied land. The DA in Johannesburg is accused of murdering two land occupiers three months ago in Southern Johannesburg.
So, the question is, will Malema vote for evictions or with the ANC, with clear conditions including ending all evictions?
Black First Land First (BLF) in Johannesburg has been busy fighting evictions by the city and banks. BLF says it will be writing to the EFF asking it to vote Mashaba out and to vote with the ANC on the ticket of ending evictions in the City of Johannesburg.
The DA doesn’t care for black people and giving it power was indeed the worst betrayal of black people. The question is, can the EFF go against its handlers and do what’s right for the people?