Trust a 'stumbling block', says Maimane in review of Juju deal
DA leader Mmusi Maimane is frustrated with allies that have been unreliable in municipalities where the party governs through co-operations and coalitions.
Speaking to the Sunday Times this week about his assessment of the co-operation agreement with the EFF that turns a year old next month, Maimane said the arrangement was sustainable but at times difficult to manage. He said trust between the two partners was often a stumbling block.
The DA wrested control of key metro municipalities Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay from the ANC last year because of a co-operation agreement with other opposition parties.
Maimane cited a decision by EFF councillors in Mogale City on the West Rand, centred on Krugersdorp in Gauteng, to vote in favour of the ANC-led municipality's budget. This happened despite an agreement between the DA and EFF to isolate the ANC.