The DA says it will not field a candidate to take over from Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga on Thursday when the city council votes in a motion of no confidence against him.
The EFF said it would only vote with the DA if they put forward a new mayor for election, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.
The red berets are the kingmakers in the Tshwane council.
The EFF and the ANC have tabled separate motions and if they vote together, they have enough numbers to push Msimanga out.
Tshwane will be the second metro that the DA-led coalition government loses this week, should the motion succeed.
The ANC has said that it's willing to support the EFF motion against Msimanga.
Manyathela says the question now is whether the EFF and the ANC will agree on Msimanga's potential replacement.
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The DA has taken a decisive and quite important decision to say they are not going to field any other person for the position of mayor— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
They [the DA] are saying if the EFF want to vote with the ANC, they can continue to do so. The DA will not [agree] to be dictated to by the EFF.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
By virtue of taking this decision, Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is as good as out.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
The question is which motion of no confidence, between the ones tabled by the EFF and the ANC, will actually succeed in kinking Solly Msimanga out?— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : DA rejects EFF ultimatum ahead of Msimanga's no-confidence vote in Tshwane