EFF leader Julius Malema warned the Democratic Alliance that if it doesn't agree with them on the land expropriation without compensation issue, it will lose the metros.
The DA and EFF entered into a coalition in the 2014 elections to take control of three metros away from the ruling party.
Senior research fellow at Trade Collective, Lebohang Pheko said the EFF will have to come up with new tactics and a principled way to express its opposition, without looking petty, now that Jacob Zuma is out of Parliament.
With alliance politics, you must be willing to give something, and they have to be willing to understand that it's a series of confessions and a series of ideological compromises.— Lebohang Pheko, Senior research fellow at Trade Collective
Speaking to Ray White on the Midday report, Pheko said 'the red and the blue haven't blended perfectly as yet'. She said parties need to be mindful because people don't vote for alliances but rather for individual parties.
Listen to Pheko's take on coalitions.