'There will be no coalitions with any party'
Julius Malema says the EFF would vote with the DA in Gauteng metros.
ALEXANDRA - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has announced the party will not be going into a coalition with any party.
He says the red berets would not be working with the African National Congress (ANC) because it did not meet its laundry list of conditions, which included the removal of President Jacob Zuma, the amendment of the Constitution and free education.
Also included in the list of demands were the nationalisation of the country's banks and mines.
Malema says the EFF is the ANC's biggest enemy and that the ruling party has chosen Zuma over the metros.
#EFF Malema - We were caught between two devils and we had to choose. We could not be neutral. RE
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"What would the widows and children say about us if we side with the ANC?"
At the weekend, the ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) said it had agreed to take collective responsibility for the party's disappointing performance in some parts during the local government elections.
Given that the ANC made this statement; Malema said the EFF's decided to collectively punish the ruling party's leadership by voting against ANC mayoral candidates in the major metros.
[WATCH] No coalitions for EFF, says Malema
He says having to choose between the ANC and the DA was a tough decision.
"We were caught between two devils and we had to choose and we could not be neutral. We have heard you South Africa - we will not go into bed with the ANC."
Malema says while the EFF would not form a coalition with the Democratic Alliance (DA), the DA is the "better devil" and it would vote with the DA in Gauteng metros.
"We will vote for the opposition, but we are not in bed with the DA."
The red berets leader has also assured South Africans that ideological differences will not affect service delivery.