Fikile Mbalula blasts 'fascist' DA‚ sings praise of EFF

30 August 2018 - 12:07
By Zingisa Mvumvu
ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula.
Image: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula.

ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula on Thursday accused the Democratic Alliance of being "backward and fascist"‚ saying their "house of cards" on coalition governments in metros was "crumbling" for this reason.

Mbalula was addressing the media at the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg.

According to Mbalula‚ the ANC was engaging with the EFF and willing to work with them in all hung metro municipalities so long as they agree to do so‚ but would never work with the DA.

The DA‚ he said‚ was engaged in palace politics and "imposing white supremacy" in the coalitions‚ hence the EFF had turned on them.

Mbalula went on to caution DA leader Mmusi Maimane to "tighten his belt" because he was not safe in the party.

"He is not settled because there's a DA within the DA. Mmusi is not in charge there‚ James Selfe is‚" said Mbalula. "The DA is conservative‚ backward and fascist and we will never work with the DA because it is what it is.

"They are not real‚ it is better (to work with) the EFF because they are the real deal and they are leaders because they believe in what they believe in‚ even if it's a pipe dream."

Mbalula said the only sustainable resolution to the coalitions "in the long run" was fresh elections because coalition governments "work for democracy but not for governance".

The ANC was of the view that it was only a matter of time before City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba would be ousted too. "Mashaba is living on the mercy of the EFF and surviving on prayer but you cannot sustain power on prayer. The man is dancing like Michael Jackson every day saying 'Let's go, let's go'. Let's go where?"

Mbalula said their newly found alliance with the EFF was not long-term but "issue-based".


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