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EFF reminds DA it ‘needs smaller parties’

The party has rejected the DA’s request for an urgent meeting to discuss this.

FILE: The EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is adamant that it will stay away from all council meetings at Democratic Alliance-led (DA) municipalities.

The party has rejected the DA’s request for an urgent meeting to discuss this.

It says the 2016 election outcome did not translate into the DA being the outright choice of the people and therefore it needs to respects smaller parties.

The red berets say the tone and choice of words expressed in the DA’s statement demonstrates a supremacist attitude.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi explains: “We must warn the DA that it did not win elections and this is why it needs smaller political parties of South Africa. As a result, they need to respect them. This is how democracy is. They should not arrogate themselves the ‘big brother’ role and undermine smaller political parties.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)