Who could have predicted that? Selloane Motjeane, the EFF’s first-ever elected mayor in this country, has resigned from her position as mayor of Metsimaholo, Free State, just three days after taking office.
Malema explained the bizarre situation during a press conference. According to the EFF leader, the party decided to ask Motjeane to resign because she was elected mayor with ANC votes. Last week, the eight-year-old organization abruptly withdrew its support for the ruling party.
Juju has taken a principled stance, claiming that the Red Berets do not want a serving mayor who has received ANC support. They’d rather go their own way, and if necessary, the party intends to ask the DA to support Motjeane’s re-election when it comes up for a vote. But if that doesn’t work, there’s always Plan B.
If they are unable to persuade the DA to support the EFF candidate, Juju will instruct his colleagues to vote for the DA’s nominee instead. The bizarre strategy has already made headlines, but the EFF is hell-bent on keeping the ANC out of power:
“We have asked our mayor to resign with immediate effect. That’s ebcause she became mayor through votes from the ANC. We do not vote with the ANC, even if they want to vote with us. She was so happy, she told us that ANC people were already demanding illegal things from her, immediately after the election.”
“She remains our mayoral candidate in Metsimaholo. We will ask the DA to vote with us, but if they don’t want, we will side with them – we just don’t want the ANC in charge. So Selloane Motjeane has now officially resigned.”
The EFF had a respectable showing in this part of Free State, finishing with more than 25% of the vote. However, they only finished third in Metsimaholo, trailing the DA and the ANC. The far-left party was able to play itself into a position of power with their 12 council seats – but they’re now willing to risk it all…
MALEMA: We have asked for the mayor of the EFF in Metsimaholo to resign with immediate effect.
She was happy because she is saying ANC people were already asking for illegal things. #EFFPresser
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) November 25, 2021