The EFF: All bark and no bite?

Questions are being raised about the intentions of the Economic Freedom Fighters.

On Monday morning, City Press journalist Mondli Makhanya compared the party to a child at an airport throwing a tantrum after realising its exciting ride on an aeroplane was over.

Last week, council activities in Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) were reduced to chaos following disruptions by the EFF.

The party had tabled a motion of confidence against NMB mayor Athol Trollip.

The EFF, quite typically, seems to have shifted the goal posts somewhat, saying "Well we said that he [Athol Trollip] isn't going to be Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay anymore, whether that is today, or in two weeks, or three months or nine months, he's not going to finish his term." You could interpret that as politicking by the EFF.

Sithembile Mbete, political analyst

I think it points something about the difficulties of keeping coalition governments together, particularly in a place like Nelson Mandela Bay, where the breakdown between the parties has been so close.

Sithembile Mbete, political analyst

The EFF has given its votes to help the DA become the government in NMB, but it hasn't actually joined the coalition, so it places the DA in a very awkward position, because you rely on the party to stay in government but you have nothing to trade.

Sithembile Mbete, political analyst

Last week's antics in NMB are the latest in a series of questionable decisions by the EFF, in February the party decided not to be part of Cyril Rampahosa's swearing in as new president.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : The EFF: All bark and no bite?


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