EFF may choose not to enter into coalition with DA - Mpofu

Dali Mpofu says the party is currently in talks with the political parties who want to clinch deals.

EFF chair Dali Mpofu in KwaNobuhle campaigning on the eve of the elections. Rahima Essop/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it may choose not to form a coalition.

After the EFF reiterated it would not enter into a coalition with the African National Congress (ANC), it now says it may also choose not to partner with the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Both the DA and the ANC received less than 50 percent in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni and are seeking help from smaller parties to govern the big councils.

Political parties have fourteen days to conclude talks and finalise coalitions.

The EFF's Dali Mpofu says the party is currently in talks with the political parties who want to clinch deals to form a government.

"Whatever we do is not going to be led by any notion of… 'Dali Mpofu wants to be the mayor of Joburg' or 'the deputy mayor or speaker'. We've no interest whatsoever in that and that's what makes negotiations with us difficult."