The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Johannesburg says the red berets will never allow the African National Congress (ANC) to get back in power and remains more willing to work with the Democratic Alliance (DA) despite not agreeing with their policies.
This comes after Thursday’s motion of no confidence votes in Mayor Herman Mashaba and speaker Vasco da Gama failed.
The EFF’s 30 seats in council helped Mashaba and Da Gama to stay in power, defeating the ANC’s motion with 18 and 19 more votes respectively.
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“The ANC will try to come back through the back door even though they say that they don’t to be the mayor or speaker.”
EFF councillor Silumko Mabona says the reason why its councillors voted against ANC’s motion of no confidence is because the DA is the lesser evil compared to the ANC.
“They’re much better in terms of running a clean government… making sure that no one is looting the money that’s supposed to be going to the people.”
Frivolous motion against change defeated in Council.— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) November 30, 2017
Today, the Council upheld the will of Johannesburg’s residents by voting against the ANC’s motion of no confidence in the Speaker of Council, Councillor Vasco da Gama, and myself. pic.twitter.com/bMlIxUw3Uz
The ANC in the city says it will bring a new motion of no confidence in Mashaba and speaker Da Gama in six months if no changes are made to deliver a better service to citizens.
The DA says the failed motions show the strength of the coalition government.