Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema is faced with having to employ a strategy that will garner more support for the party in ongoing coalition talks.
This comes as the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the relatively new entrant to South African politics the EFF are expected to make an announcement on Wednesday about whether they'll pursue a coalition or not. The two parties will hold two separate press conferences - the EFF in Alexandra at 12:00 and the DA at 14:30.
702's John Robbie spoke to EWN reporter, Stephen Grootes about this possible coalition.
Grootes said the announcement by the EFF will reveal what the aims of the party are going forward.
Listen to the interview below:
It does look like the EFF will abstain and that means the ANC gets Joburg and the DA gets Tshwane, but it also means a little bit of instability— Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter
Grootes said the possibility of the EFF abstaining from coalitions could benefit or disadvantage the party in terms of garnering more support in the future.
Julius Malema needs to be careful to not be too disruptive... He's got to broaden his support in some way.— Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter