The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, expressed on Friday, his vision for the 2024 general elections, and stated that his ideal government would be a coalition of all opposition parties to oust the African National Congress (ANC) from power.
Malema criticized the ANC as a corrupt organization that has held power for too long, advocating for a new political landscape in South Africa.
Despite the EFF’s current co-governing arrangement with the ANC in various municipalities and metros, Malema asserted that his party does not intend to form a coalition government with the ANC after the upcoming elections. He highlighted the exclusion of the EFF from certain opposition coalitions, which has compelled them to work with the ANC.
While Malema criticized the Democratic Alliance as a white supremacist party, he emphasized the EFF’s willingness to collaborate with parties they may have ideological differences with if it benefits the country’s progress.
The EFF’s stance at the diplomatic breakfast drew attention from several ambassadors based in South Africa, reflecting the growing significance of the upcoming elections and the potential shift in political power. As the political landscape takes shape, Malema’s vision for a united opposition front signals a potential challenge to the ANC’s long-standing dominance in South African politics.